BD FACSJazz

Pre-Selected Sort Settings Minimize Setup, Maximize Consistency

Traditionally, sorter operators select and fine-tune many sorting parameters over a large range of settings. With the BD FACSJazz™, most of the sorting parameters, such as the sheath pressure and drop drive frequency, are preselected to minimize sort setup steps while maximizing sort performance and consistency.


Patented BD FACS™ Accudrop technology

BD FACS™ Accudrop technology further simplifies setup and eliminates manual calculations otherwise required for drop-delay determination. Accurately setting the drop-delay while sorting BD FACS™ Accudrop beads ensures that the instrument precisely places the charge on the drop containing the particle of interest.

Removable deflection plates

As particles enter the sort chamber, high-voltage deflection plates in the BD FACSJazz deflect charged droplets into a collection device. The unique, modular design of the plates enables easy removal if cleaning is needed.

Removable deflection plates
Removable deflection plates

Collection formats support application needs, including cloning and single-cell analysis

The BD FACSJazz supports two-way sorting and a variety of different collection formats. These include support for 5-mL tubes and 15-mL tubes, as well as 96- and 384-well plates, slides, Petri dishes, Terasaki plates, or other custom collection devices. The automated deposition unit enables fast, precise motion control to effectively support cloning applications and single-cell analysis. The automated cell deposition unit can be removed for cleaning.

A clear view of the sort chamber

With the BD FACS™ Accudrop laser located behind the stream and protected from view, clear sort chamber doors allow easy viewing of the sort path. Live video feed of waste collection, the side streams, and the sort stream breakoff point enables real-time viewing of the sort in process to further simplify use.

Human neuroblastoma cell line sorting
Human neuroblastoma cell line sorting
SK-N-BE 2 human neuroblastoma cells were analyzed for the expression of CXCR4 cell surface receptor using an APC-labeled antibody and run on a BD FACSJazz. Cells were sorted based on staining brightness (low, medium, and high) in 1.5 drop pure mode at a rate of 3,500 events per second. A purity check of the bright staining cells shows greater than 98% purity.
Data courtesy of Christopher Brownlee, Flow Cytometry Facilities Manager, Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory, The Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Samples courtesy of Dr. Jamie Fletcher and Mr. Ben Wilkinson, Childrens Cancer Institute Australia, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney NSW 2052
Human neuroblastoma cell line sorting
Human neuroblastoma cell line sorting
SK-N-BE 2 human neuroblastoma cells were analyzed for the expression of CXCR4 cell surface receptor using an APC-labeled antibody and run on a BD FACSJazz. Cells were sorted based on staining brightness (low, medium, and high) in 1.5 drop pure mode at a rate of 3,500 events per second. A purity check of the bright staining cells shows greater than 98% purity.
Data courtesy of Christopher Brownlee, Flow Cytometry Facilities Manager, Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory, The Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Samples courtesy of Dr. Jamie Fletcher and Mr. Ben Wilkinson, Childrens Cancer Institute Australia, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney NSW 2052