ARIA II SORP (Special Order Research Product)

The Aria II SORP (Becton Dickinson) is a six-laser system (355nm, 405nm, 457nm, 488nm, 561nm and 640nm) with a maximum of 17 simultaneous fluorescent detectors. (See tech specifications.) The instrument is configured for 19 fluorescent detectors. In addition to a standard forward scatter photodiode detector, the Aria SORP is equipped with a Photomultiplier tube (PMT) for forward scatter. This additional parameter allows for the detection of particles as small as 0.4 microns. Samples can be loaded onto the sorter in various tube sizes (microfuge tubes, 12X75mm, or 15ml conical centrifuge tubes). The possible nozzle tip sizes available for sorting are 70 microns, 85 microns, 100 microns and 130 microns. Bulk sorting from one to four populations per sample is possible. Collection tubes for one- or two-way sorting are 15ml, 12X75mm, or 1.5ml microfuge tubes. For three- or four-way sorting, utilize either 12X75mm or 1.5ml microfuge collection tubes. Also, an Automatic Cell Deposition Unit (ACDU) is available for sorting onto slides and plates (6-, 24-, 48-, 96- or 384-well plates). The ACDU can help collect a single cell or any user-specified number of cells. The Aria II SORP is equipped with temperature control for the sort sample and sort collection tubes. This sorter is contained in a biosafety cabinet.


Analytical Cytometry