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Flow cytometer – cell sorter BD FACS Aria

Make/model BD FACS Aria
Details The flow cytometer has three lasers (405nm, 488nm and 633nm) and can be used for cell analysis or cell sorting into tubes, tissue culture plates or slides.
Facility Stem Cell and Flow Cytometry Unit
School School of Biosciences

Availability can be checked with the online Aria booking form. Users will be charged from the start of the booking slot. A minimum of 24 hours notice must be given for cancellations to avoid penalty charges. The FACS machines are available for booking between 09:00 and 17:00 and the facility can only be accessed with a swipe card and key.

Internal users

  • Training: N.A.
  • Setup: £25
  • Without operator: £25
  • With operator: £50
  • Cancellation fee (less than 24 hour notice): £25
  • Offline analysis: £25

External users

TrainingN.A. N.A.
Setup charge£35£50
With operator£75£100
Cancellation fee
(less than 24 hour notice)
Off-line analysis£35£50

This machine can only be used with the assistance of the facility supervisor.

User guides


It is important that cells are filtered before using the FACS machines in order to avoid cell clumps sticking to the interior of the instruments. Below is a list of filters that are currently used.

SupplierDescriptionPack sizePrice
BDSterile 40 m m cell strainers (50ml tubes)50£30
CelltricsSterile 30 m m cells strainers (15ml tubes)50£60
CelltricsNon-sterile 30 m m cells strainers (15ml tubes)250£60

This machine can only be used for sterile or fixed cell samples.

Get in touch

Dr Kirsty Richardson

+44 (0)29 2087 5158


Sir Martin Evans Building
Museum Avenue
CF10 3AX

Opening hours

09:00 - 17:00