BD ACCURI C6 PLUS
Many research and teaching institutions introduce graduate students to flow cytometry as part of their training and research. Increasingly, however, research professors and other academic instructors report that they are including active flow cytometry usage in their undergraduate curricula. Direct observation and experimentation are widely becoming central to a strong undergraduate education in biology as well as other disciplines.
Personal, approachable, and unintimidating, BD Accuri™ flow cytometers are ideal for both graduate and undergraduate usage. Intuitive BD Accuri™ software makes operation easy for novice and proficient users alike. The compact size and rugged design make it easy to transport into classrooms and teaching labs without optical realignment. And the low cost makes it an attractive option for individual research labs and smaller educational institutions.
Beyond coursework, undergraduates at these institutions also participate in a wide variety of research projects involving flow cytometry. Topics include lymphocyte biology, cell differentiation and development, cell culture, oxidative stress, calcium flux, metabolism, cell cycle analysis, and apoptosis and cell death. The ability to perform hands-on research using BD Accuri systems helps these young scientists understand what it's like to work in a modern research lab. And if they decide to pursue a research career, their flow cytometry experience makes them more competitive for acceptance into top-tier graduate and professional schools.
- White Paper: Sowing the Seeds of Knowledge: The Integration of Practical Flow Cytometry into Undergraduate Education
- Article: Personal Flow Cytometry in Education
- Customer Interview: Melanie Gubbels Bupp on Education
All reagents and kits are compatible with both the BD Accuri C6 Plus and BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer systems. Platforms referred to as "BD Accuri" represent both the BD Accuri C6 Plus and BD Accuri C6. Data was generated on either the BD Accuri C6 Plus or the BD Accuri C6 as indicated in figure legends.