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Flow cytometer product training courses provide you with the training you need to safely operate and maintain your BD flow cytometer as well as learn specific tasks related to your job role, such as data management tasks, software administrator tasks or maintaining your cytometer. BD Biosciences offers a variety of training courses for instruments and applications to help you take full advantage of the capabilities of your BD products quickly and efficiently. Courses are led by BD professionals with extensive flow cytometry experience gained in research and clinical laboratories. Courses combine theory with hands-on practice to provide participants with knowledge, skills and operational experience. 

Overview
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Product training consists of product-specific introductory eLearning, hands-on operator training courses, self-paced e-Learning, maintenance videos and job aids.

Instructor-led training

Learn the general operation and workflow for your flow cytometer with hands-on, instructor-led courses. Our instructor-led courses are taught by our professional instructors, who have diverse backgrounds and skills to help guide you through our classes. These courses 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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Self-paced training

Learn the basics of your new flow cytometer or reinforce or refresh what you learned in class with our self-paced training courses. These courses allow you to learn at your own speed and repeat as often as needed. Our self-paced courses for online training resources are available 24/7. Courses can be used for basic learning or to reinforce or refresh what you learned in class. Additional self-paced product training courses are available on our e-Learning portal.

 
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Product training resources

Additional training resources provide useful links to videos and job aids to help you perform workflow tasks. How-to videos demonstrate maintenance procedures and allow you to preview a procedure prior to attempting it yourself. Downloaded job aids provide step-by-step instructions for specific tasks.

 
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Training Options

 For your unique training needs, BD offers the following solutions.

Contact us at traininginfo@bd.com or call 877.232.8995, prompt 5 to request training that is tailored to your needs.
 

Virtual Training Consultation (Per Hour)

Get your specific training and analysis needs addressed through scheduled online sessions with an expert from BD Biosciences. Pre-establish specific training topics, number of participants and duration you want for each session.
 

Train-the-Trainer Program

Training provided to selected individuals at your institution, who have the responsibility of training others. The training program includes best practices for delivering training, instructor guides, access to Learning@BD and time with BD training experts to help you design a training program to standardize your institution's flow cytometry training program.
 

Tailored Training

If none of the available training options fit your specific needs, we can help you design a tailored solution that fits your institution's training needs.

Continuing Education Credit

 BD Biosciences is an approved provider for continuing education programs offered by several organizations. View courses in our catalog to see the number of credits offered for eligible courses.

  

CE Broker (Clinical Instruments Only)

CE Broker is the official tracking system used by the Florida Department of Health.

 

ASCLS P.A.C.E Program (Clinical Instruments Only)

Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.™) is an administrative system serving as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals. 
 

ASCP SCYM (Clinical and Research Instruments)

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) offers a certification exam for Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM). The Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) is the system that keeps track of requirements to maintain your certification after passing the exam.

Cell Sorters
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BD FACSAria™ Cell Sorters

Learn more about the available self-paced and instructor-led training courses and product training resources for the BD FACSAria™ platform.

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BD FACSMelody™ Cell Sorter

Find product training and resources offered for the BD FACSMelody™ Cell Sorter.

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BD FACSymphony™ S6 Cell Sorter

Learn more about the available self-paced and instructor-led training courses and product training resources for the BD FACSymphony™ S6 Cell Sorter.

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Cell Analyzers
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BD Accuri™ C6 Plus Cell Analyzer

Learn more about the available self-paced training course and videos or register for instructor-led training at your site for the BD Accuri™ C6 Plus Cell Analyzer. 

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BD FACSymphony™ Cell Analyzers Family

Learn about the product training and resources offered for the BD FACSymphony™ Cell Analyzer family of products.

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BD FACSLyric™ Flow Cytometer

Learn more about the available self-paced training course and videos or register for instructor-led training at your site for the BD FACSLyric™ Flow Cytometer.

 

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BD FACSCanto™ Flow Cytometer

Find product training and resources offered for the BD FACSCanto™ Cell Analyzer.

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BD FACSCelesta™ Cell Analyzer

Learn more about the available self-paced training course and videos or register for instructor-led training at your site for the BD FACSCelesta™ Cell Analyzer. 

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High-Throughput Sampler
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High-Throughput Sampler Training

Find additional product training and resources offered for the BD® High Throughput Sampler. Instructor-led training courses can be scheduled as part of your flow cytometer’s operator training course.

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Sample Preparation Systems
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BD FACSDuet™ Sample Preparation System

Learn about the product training and resources offered for the BD FACSDuet™ Sample Preparation System.

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BD flow cytometers are Class 1 Laser Products.

The BD FACSCanto™ Flow Cytometer is for In Vitro Diagnostic Use for up to six colors. Seven to ten colors are for Research Use Only.

The BD FACSLyric™ Flow Cytometer is for In Vitro Diagnostic Use with BD FACSuite™ Clinical Application for up to six colors.

The BD FACSLyric™ Flow Cytometer is for Research Use Only with BD FACSuite™ Application for up to 12 colors. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

The BD FACSDuet™ Sample Preparation System is for In Vitro Diagnostic Use. Sample preparation for user-defined protocols and cocktailing functions are for Research Use Only, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

All other products are for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.