Instrumentation

Accuri C6 high throughput system

Accuri™ C6

Located in room E3004, this simple high throughput system is equipped with a blue and red laser, two light scatter detectors, and four fluorescence detectors with optical filters optimized for the detection of FITC, PE, PerCP, and APC. A compact optical design, fixed alignment, and preoptimized detector settings make the system easier to use. Data is digitally collected over a wide dynamic range of  7.2 decades (16 million channels of digital data), making  all data available to users as needed. Gating strategies and  fluorescence compensation values can be set before, during, or after data collection.

Amnis ImageStream X Mark II imaging flow cytometer

Amnis ImageStream®X Mark II

The revolutionary ImageStream®X Mark II Imaging Flow Cytometer combines the speed, sensitivity, and phenotyping abilities of flow cytometry with the detailed imagery and functional insights of microscopy. This unique combination enables a broad range of applications that would be impossible using either technique alone.

This instrument produces multiple high-resolution images of every cell directly in flow, including brightfield and darkfield (SSC), and up to 10 fluorescent markers with sensitivity exceeding conventional flow cytometers. Applications include the study of cell-cell interactions, phagocytosis, apoptosis and autophagy, the characterization of circulating tumor cells, and many others.

Becton-Dickinson LSR II

Becton-Dickinson LSR II

There are three LSR II analyzers. Two (LSR II-A and LSR II-C) have four lasers and one (LSR II-B) has five. In their current configuration these analyzers are able to detect 15 to 18 parameters (13 to 15 colors plus forward and side scatter). LSR II-B and LSR II-C are considered special order research products (SORP) and are customized for ongoing research at UConn Health.

Becton-Dickinson FacsAria II

Becton-Dickinson FacsAria II

Our high-speed cell sorters each have five lasers. Aria II-A can detect up to 15 parameters (13 colors plus forward and side scatter). Aria II-B can detect up to 18 parameters (16 colors plus forward and side scatter). Both Aria II cell sorters are equipped with an aerosol containment unit to allow sorting of biohazardous materials. Additionally, both Aria II cell sorters are equipped with an automated cell deposition unit (ACDU) that allows for sorting into plates or glass slides. The Aria II sorters are considered special order research products (SORP) and are customized for ongoing research at UConn Health.