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To help keep user fees low please acknowledge our contribution in your publications. Then notify us so we can document these publications.

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Feedback Survey

Your feedback is the single best way to help us improve our services.

You will be able to access the Sorting Feedback Survey through our online reservation portal and from within sorting appointment confirmation emails.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The SickKids-UHN Flow and Mass Cytometry Facility

The Flow and Mass Cytometry Facility (FMCF) is jointly operated by SickKids and the University Health Network (UHN). We provide academic and corporate clients access to several state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometers, high-speed cell sorting and mass cytometry services. We also offer comprehensive training and education as well as expert consultation services to enable our users to utilize this technology to enhance the scope and quality of their research.


Note: for the most up-to-date information regarding instrument status see the "My Announcements" section of the online booking system.

Best Practices for CELL SORTING experiments Workshop

Dear FCF Clients,

As you may know, we have been working hard to better align our FCF operating procedures with current "Best Practices" in the field. In the last few months, we have had two best practices workshops:

  1. Best Practices for Optimizing & Standardizing Set-up of Analytical Cytometers
  2. Best Practices for Designing & Validating Multi-Parameter Flow Panels

We will now turn our attention to implementing Best Practices for CELL SORTING experiments. Over the summer months, we will make some important changes to our cell sorter instrument configurations, as well as how we optimize and standardize instrument set-up for cell sorting experiments.

We encourage ALL clients who use our cell sorting service to attend this workshop to learn why we are making these changes and how they might affect your experiments.

When: Monday, July 9, 10 - 11.30 a.m.
Where: Room 4-204, PMCRT (TMDT)

Please RSVP to Emily (

Online booking for Mass Cytometry services is now available

Users can now use the iLab Mass Cytometer system to book their appointments online.

Existing mass cytometry users will be migrated into the system. New users will need to create an iLab account to access the system.

To learn more, visit the Registration page in the "About the Facility" section.