The Fortessa is a 5 laser analytical cytometer. This cytometer is a special order research product (SORP) and is equipped with 355nm (UV), 405nm, 488nm, 561nm and 640nm lasers. (See tech specs) Laser power can be adjusted with software. Up to 18 simultaneous fluorescent parameters can be detected. Link for the standard configuration is attached Along with standard single tube loading, a device for the introduction of samples from a 96 or 384 well format is available (BD-high throughput sampler-HTS). This cytometer is available for trained users to operate, or user samples can be analyzed by the core staff at an additional cost.
Cytometer Setup and Tracking (CS&T) beads are purchased from BD Bioscience and run on a daily basis to monitor system performance.
Investigators must supply their own reagents. Users that are trained to self operate the instrument will need to provide their own tubes. This instrument requires BD-Falcon (Ref# 352008) polysytrene 12X75mm tubes for operation.