Preparative Flowcytometry


Dr. Hans-Peter Rahn

31.1: Max Delbrück House (Hochbau)

Room 2009

Tel. +49 30 9406 2392


Left: Inside view of a FACSAria 2 (flow cell with sort block and deflection plates), Right: Schematic view of the separation principle

Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) is a specialised type of flow cytometry. It provides a method for sorting a heterogeneous mixture of biological cells into distinct subsets, based upon the specific light scattering and fluorescent characteristics of each cell. It allows a fast physical separation of cells with particular interest.


This FACS Core Facility provides technical assistance to researchers at the MDC with three state of the art digital high-speed sorters “FACSAria” from BD.


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