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BD Accuri™ C6 Flow Cytometer

Discontinuation Notice


For Professionals in Research


NOTE: This update does not impact the BD Accuri™ C6 Plus Personal Flow Cytometer 


BD has discontinued selling the BD Accuri™ C6 Flow Cytometer as of December 31, 2016. Service for BD Accuri™ C6 Systems and their related options will continue until December 31, 2021. 


All current service contracts will be honored. Current extended warranties will not be affected and will be supported until they expire. 


One-year and multi-year extended warranty renewals were offered until January 1, 2021, provided these contracts end on or before December 31, 2021. 


After contracts terminate, BD will support the BD Accuri™ C6 System for as long as reasonably possible, for example, depending on parts availability. 


If you have any questions regarding this matter, please see the following Frequently Asked Questions or contact BD Service Contracts Administration at 1.877.232.8995, prompt 4.  

For information and special offers on the new BD Accuri™ C6 Plus Personal Flow Cytometer, please visit our page.

Kits & Templates


Download the catalog of available kits and templates or select from the following table:


CategoryProduct Information SheetBrandKitCat. NoC6 Plus Template
BD Apoptosis Kits and TemplatesBD Pharmingen™Annexin V FITC Apoptosis Detection Kit II556570 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™Annexin V PE Apoptosis Detection Kit I559763 download Icon Download
BD®MitoScreen (JC-1) Kit551302 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™Caspase-3 PE Assay Kit550914 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™Caspase-3 FITC Assay Kit550480 download Icon Download
BD Apoptosis, DNA Damage and Cell Proliferation Kit and TemplateBD Pharmingen™Apoptosis, DNA Damage and Cell Proliferation Kit562253 download Icon Download
BD Cell Cycle and DNA Kits and TemplatesBD Cycletest™ PlusDNA Reagent Kit340242 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™FITC BrdU Flow Kit559619 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™APC BrdU Flow Kit552598 download Icon Download
BD Naïve/Memory T-Cell Kits and TemplatesBD Multitest™CD45RA/CD45RO/CD3/CD4 340571 download Icon Download
BD Multitest™CD45RA/CD62L/CD3/CD4340977 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™Human Naïve/Memory T Cell Panel561438 download Icon Download
BD Intracellular T-Cell Kits and TemplatesBD Pharmingen™Th1/Th2/Th17 Phenotyping Kit560751 download Icon Download
BD FastImmune™IFN-γ/CD69/CD8/CD3 Kit346048 download Icon Download
BD FastImmune™IFN-γ/IL-4 Kit340456 download Icon Download
BD Regulatory T-Cell Kits and TemplatesBD Pharmingen™Human Regulatory T Cell Cocktail560249 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™Human Th17/Treg Phenotyping Kit560762 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™FoxP3 Staining Kit560132 download Icon Download
BD Mouse B-Lymphocyte Kits and TemplatesBD Pharmingen™Mouse B-Lymphocyte Subset Antibody Cocktail558332 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™Mouse B-Lymphocyte Activation Antibody Cocktail558063 download Icon Download
BD Mouse T-Cell Cytokine and Treg Kits and TemplatesBD Pharmingen™Mouse Th1/Th2/Th17 Phenotyping Kit560758 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™Mouse Th17/Treg Phenotyping Kit 560767 download Icon Download
BD Mouse T-Lymphocyte Kits and TemplatesBD Pharmingen™Mouse T-Lymphocyte Subset Antibody Cocktail558431 download Icon Download
BD Pharmingen™Mouse T-Lymphocyte Activation Antibody Cocktail557908 download Icon Download
BD Pluripotent Stem Cell Kits and TemplatesBD Stemflow™Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Sorting and Analysis Kit560461 download Icon Download
BD Stemflow™Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Transcription Factor Analysis Kit560589 download Icon Download
BD Stemflow™Human and Mouse Pluripotent Stem Cell Analysis Kit560477 download Icon Download
BD Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Kit and TemplateBD Stemflow™Human iPSC Sorting and Analysis Kit562626 download Icon Download
BD Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Kit and TemplateBD Stemflow™Human MSC Analysis Kit562245 download Icon Download
BD® Cytometric Bead Array (CBA) ReagentsBD®CBA KitsCBA Kits download Icon Download
BD®CBA Flex SetsCBA Flex Sets download Icon Download
BD Accuri™ C6 Eawag Water Quality TemplateBD Accuri™Eawag Water Quality Template- download Icon Download
BD Accuri™ C6 Software User GuideBD Accuri™8 and 6 Peak Bead Template



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BD Accuri™8 and 6 Peak Bead Template 24-Tube Rack



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Once you have downloaded a template, select File > Open Workspace or Template and open it. Gate positions, zoom level, thresholds, compensation, run and fluidics settings are all fully adjustable and may require optimization for different sample types. Once the settings are optimized for your experiment, click Run to begin data acquisition.

Note: The linked templates on this page are provided for the convenience of our research customers. Although they have not been validated, they have been used by BD or our customers to generate the sample data in the product information sheets. The templates have been designed using the current BD Accuri™ C6 Software, version 264.21. They are not compatible with version 172.9, 227.4, or 202.8 software. Further optimization may be required before use, and it is the end user's responsibility to ensure that use of the template is appropriate to their research.

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

Class 1 Laser Product.

Refer to manufacturer's instructions for use and related User Manuals and Technical Data Sheets before using this product as described.

Comparisons, where applicable, are made against older BD technology, manual methods or are general performance claims. Comparisons are not made against non-BD technologies, unless otherwise noted.