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Course Overview

This course is designed for flow cytometry operators and researchers who design and run multicolor panels. You will learn best practices for multicolor panel design, which can be applied to both intracellular and surface markers. You will perform exercises that cover the entire workflow for multicolor applications, from creating application settings to analyzing data. You will also practice proven methods for standardizing settings across multiple cytometers. Skills learned in this course can be applied to any BD digital cytometer with BD FACSDiva™ Software.


Course Details

To fully benefit from this course, you must have experience operating a BD digital flow cytometer with BD™ FACSDiva Software. The 3-day course includes a well-balanced mix of lectures, group discussion, and hands-on practice. In the class, you will learn:


  • Tips for improving sample preparation
  • How to calculate predicted yield and efficiency
  • Techniques for various sorting profiles

Training at BD

Join us at our BD Biosciences Training Center

Location: San Jose, CA

Duration: 3 days

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Training virtually at your location

Training delivered online through a web conferencing application. This training will use the instrument and software in your lab.

Location: Online

Duration: 3 days

A one-hour orientation will be conducted several weeks prior to the scheduled class.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at BD

BD Biosciences is an approved CEU (continuing education units) provider for ASCP Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM).

BD Biosciences is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.™ Program. P.A.C.E. is a trademark of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS).

Location: San Jose, CA

BD Biosciences is a Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel approved CEU provider. CE Broker is the official tracking system used by the Florida Department of Health.



For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.