Updated on 4 September 2012
FACSJazz: BD Biosciences launches next-generation flow cytometer
Singapore: BD Biosciences, a segment of Becton, Dickinson and Company, launched BD FACSJazz cell sorting system. It is a next-generation flow cytometer that simplifies cellular isolation and analysis for researchers requiring high sample integrity. The cytometer occupies 20 inch x 20 inch (51 cm x 51 cm) of benchtop space, is highly sensitivity and can identify and isolate target cells for up to eight parameters.
Mr Alberto Mas, worldwide president, BD Biosciences, said that, "With application across a number of applications, we believe that this product will complement the recent and very rapid advances in genomic studies where sample integrity is critical for next-generation sequencing and sequence detection."
The new BD FACSJazz Cell Sorting System will have broad utility for next-generation genomic studies. The system is capable of identifying, characterizing and isolating single or multiple cells and depositing them in 96 and 384 well plates with precision, accuracy and rapidity. It incorporates customer input from a 2011 global early access program. In addition, violet laser and pulse processing were added to the offering to enhance live and dead cell discrimination and cell cycle analysis.
The system has many innovative features that simplify sorting such as digital controls and factory-optimized settings for the precise isolation of cells. In addition, the intuitive BD FACS software was developed explicitly for cell sorting to simplify workflow to isolate cells into tubes, or plates as single or multiple cells.
BD FACSJazz can be configured to support up to six colors with eight parameters. It is also available with an optional, custom-designed biological safety cabinet. The custom enclosure has been verified by Baker Company to meet personnel and product protection standards for both a class II type A2 biosafety cabinet and National Sanitation Foundation International Standard 49.