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 training at your site and e-learning in both instructor-led virtual classrooms and 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.


Our flow cytometry operator training is offered at Your Location.

BD Biosciences offer trainings and workshops on the full complement of BD instruments and numerous applications.

Contact the BD Associate in your region for further details.

Classroom based

Our professional instructors, who have diverse backgrounds from basic research to clinical laboratory experience, 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.

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Flow Cytometry Training Courses for 2020

BD JH FACS Academy is an Industry/Academic collaboration between BD Biosciences and Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi, India that offers basic and advanced training courses, workshops and seminars in flow cytometry for both research and clinical applications. This is the first such Academy in the Asia Pacific region and the only one in India.


The 3000 square foot facility is equipped with a comprehensive range of modern flow cytometers, including the BD FACS Aria™, BD LSR Fortessa™, BD FACSCalibur™, BD FACSVerse™ flow cytometer and BD Accuri™ C6 personal flow cytometer. It is also outfitted with routine laboratory equipment.

BD JH FACS Academy offers training courses and workshops on BD instruments and numerous Flow applications.

Below is the BD Biosciences Training Calendar for the next 12 months in 2020.
2020 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. '21
FACSOrient BD LSR Fortessa™ 28–30   2-4   6-8 29-31     2-4  
BD FACSVerse™ 7-9     1-3     1-3     5-7   1-3  18-20
BD FACSCanto™ II 15-17 5-7   15-17    17-19  26-28  23-25 21-23     6-8
BD FACSCalibur™         20–22            16-18
BD Accuri™ C6 Plus 
  10-11   9-10      13-14       23-24    
Clinical Course     5-7                    
FACSMaster Leukemia Immunophenotyping        27-29        9-11        
Multicolor Flow Cytometry      23-25        12-14        
Sorting   24-25       1-2            
FACSCustom Customized training Any date can be chosen as per the availability of both trainer and participants.

FACSOrient Training Courses (6-8 participants per course)

These are a 3-day interactive hands-on orientation course for those with no/minimal experience in flow cytometry and shall be useful to those working on BD FACSCalibur™, BD LSR Fortessa™, BD FACSVerse™, BD Accuri™ C6. and BD FACSCanto™ II flow cytometer platforms. The course is designed to provide a sound understanding of the fundamentals of flow cytometry and routine operational and quality control procedures of a flow cytometer system. Using simple immunophenotyping experiments participants will learn the steps and nuances of lyse-wash and lyse-no wash protocols, instrument setup, compensation, and data analysis. In addition to this, principles of DNA analysis, doublet discrimination and concepts of various research applications of flow cytometry will also be covered. For the participants from a clinical background, the course will be slanted appropriately to cover common clinical flow cytometric applications such as lymphocyte subset enumeration and HLA-B27 assay on FACSCalibur™ platform, FACS Canto™ II and FACSVia™.

FACSOrient Clinical Course (8-10 participants per course)

This 3-day interactive course is intended for those Clinicians and Laboratory Technologist who are working in the clinical set up. The objective of the course is to provide an understanding and hands-on experience of some of the clinical applications of flow cytometry such as CD4 T Lymphocyte cell enumeration, HLA-B27 assay, Leucocount assay, CD34+ Stem cell enumeration, Retic count, PNH, Sepsis, etc. The wet lab will focus on sample preparation, optimizing instrument set up for acquisition, analysis & interpretation.

FACSMaster Training Courses (8–10 participants)

(A) Leukemia Immunophenotyping

This 4-day advanced course on leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping is intended primarily for hematologists/ pathologists who have at least three months of previous flow cytometry experience. The course will cover principles of diagnostic leukemia/lymphoma immunophenotyping along with emerging concepts on standardization of leukemia flow cytometry (EuroFlow approach and BD OneFlow Assay) and MRD analysis.

(B) Multicolor flow cytometry

This 2-day advanced course is intended for those researchers/clinicians who have at least three months of previous flow cytometry experience on a BD digital flow cytometer platform. The objective of the course is to provide a thorough understanding of variables involved in running a multicolor flow cytometry experiment right from the instrument performance and setup, panel design, choice of controls to data acquisition and analysis. The wet lab will focus on optimizing instrument setup, antibody titration and compensation controls.

(C) Sorting

This 2-day advanced course is intended for those researchers/clinicians who have at least three months of previous flow cytometry experience on a BD digital flow cytometer platform. The objective of the course is to provide an understanding of sorting of biological cells and designing of functional assays with sorted cells. The wet lab will focus mainly on optimizing instrument setup, drop delay, analysis of cells and sorting of beads and blood cells.

FACSCustom Training Courses (4–8 participants)

This 3 days course will be designed to provide a complete exposure of theoretical and practical aspects of desired applications of flow cytometry as per participants along with routine operational and quality control procedures of a flow cytometer system.

Course Fees (Exclusive of boarding/lodging)

Rs. 10,000 (standard)

Rs. 7,500 (student)

USD 300 (International)

Please feel free to use the contact information below for any query or clarification.

Dr. Vinay Gupta 
Sr. Application Scientist, BD-JH FACS Academy, BDB India 
Mobile: 91-9999294574; Tel: +91-11-29968338

Mr. Ubaldo Barbosa 
National Application Manager, BDB India 
Mobile: 91-9819099005; Tel: +91-124-3949166

Center of Excellence

Aligned with its commitment to flow cytometry, BD Biosciences in India has established Centers of Excellence in flow cytometry through collaborative partnership with several academic institutes of repute with and aim to develop and jointly organize workshops, seminars and training programs on flow cytometry.

BD-Calcutta University CoE in Nanobiosciences

BD-CU Center of Excellence was established in collaboration with University of Calcutta in 2010 as a nodal center for flow cytometry training and education in eastern India with a special focus on developing nanotechnology related applications of flow cytometry and hi-content imaging. Center is equipped with BD FACSAriaTM, BD InfluxTM (flow cytometer systems and BD Pathway 855 Hi-content Imaging System. Contact us on

BD-NCCS CoE in Stem cell research and sorting

BD-NCCS Center of Excellence was established in 2011 with an aim to develop and organize training programs on advanced stem cell analysis and sorting applications. Center is equipped with 3 BD FACSAriaTM, 2 BD FACSCantoTM, BD FACSCaliburTM and BD Pathway Hi-content imaging System. Contact us on


BD-NCBS CoE in Advanced Flow cytometry

BD-NCBS Center of Excellence was established in 2008 in collaboration with National Centre for Biological Sciences  to increase awareness and build capability for utilizing flow cytometry for basic research applications through hands-on workshops for students, clinicians, medical technologists and young scientists. Center is equipped with BD FACSAriaTM, BD FACSVerseTM and BD FACSCaliburTM system. Contact us on


BD-PD Hinduja CoE in Clinical Flow cytometry

BD Biosciences (India) and PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre (PDHNH), Mumbai was established in 2012 to develop and organize training programs, CMEs, and workshops in clinical flow cytometry. CoE will also evaluate and standardize novel and upcoming clinical flow cytometric assays for feasibility, utility and impact on patient care; and to serve as a nodal platform for building consensus and developing guidelines for sound laboratory practices and quality assurance in clinical flow cytometry. Center is equipped with BD FACSCantoTM II.  Contact us on