Training

To help customers take full advantage of the capabilities of BD instruments quickly and efficiently, BD Biosciences offers a variety of training options for instruments and applications.

The wide range of product courses includes hands-on instructor-led training in BD training centers, as well as support for e-learning in a self-paced study.

Professional BD instructors have extensive flow cytometry experience and have worked in research and clinical labs. Courses combine theory with hands-on practice to provide participants with the skills and experience to take full advantage of BD Biosciences products and stay current with the latest technology.

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Classroom based

Our flow cytometry operator training courses are offered at our training centers on several locations across Europe.

With diverse backgrounds in flow cytometry from basic research to clinical laboratory experience, our professional instructors provide you with the optimal combination of flow cytometry theory and hands-on training, to allow you to stay current with this changing technology and take full advantage of our products.

Our Regional Training Centers organize training courses and workshops in local language on a regular basis. Our Belgium-based European Training Center is focusing on high-end sorters and high-end analyzers courses. A list of our courses is shown in the table below.

If you don’t have an account in our learning management system, please follow the instructions on the home page of Learning@BD to request a new user account.  

Contact: BDB.Training@bd.com if you need assistance.

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Our Regional Training Centers, located in many countries across Europe, organize training courses and workshops in local language on a regular basis. Our Belgium-based European Training Center offers training courses on high-end sorters. In some specific situations, the course can be delivered at your facility.

Classroom Training Courses


Courses
Length
Location

Basic BD FACSAria™ Operator Course

4,5 days European training center

Advanced BD FACSAria™ Operator Course

4,5 days European training center

BD Microbiology cell sorter course

4,5 days European training center

BD Influx™ Operator Course

4,5 days European training center

BD FACSMelody™ Introduction - Basic Flow Cytometry

1 day European training center

BD FACSMelody Operator Course

2 days European training center

BD Accuri™ C6 Operator Course

2 days European training center

BD LSRFortessa™/
BD LSRFortessa™X-20 Operator Course

3 days European training center

BD FACSLyric Operator course

3 days Regional training center

BD FACSCanto™ II Operator Course

3 days Regional training center

BD FACSVerse™ Operator Course

3 days Regional training center

BD FACSPresto™ Operator Course

1/2 day At your site
Best Practices for Multicolor Experiements Design 2,5 days European training center

Training provisions

Two training provisions are offered with the purchase of a flow cytometer. Each training provision is valid for one enrollment by one person at an operator course conducted at a BD Biosciences training center during the year following the cytometer installation. After the training offer has been exercised, a tuition fee will be charged for any additional student. Discounts on additional trainings are available when purchased with the flow cytometer.

Please note that this is not valid for the purchase of a BD Accuri™ C6 flow cytometer. Training provisions are not included in the purchase offer.

Online courses

View courses at your own pace. Our self-paced e-learning courses can be used for basic learning or to refresh and reinforce what you learned in class.

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System requirements

To use our online courses you will need:

  • 1280 x 720 or greater display resolution
  • Allow pop up windows (browser setting)

Supported browsers:

  • Internet Explorer version 9 or above
  • Chrome version 4 and above
  • Firefox version 3.5 and above
  • Safari version 4.0 and above
  • Opera version 10.5 and above

Required software:

  • Adobe Reader