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The SickKids-UHN Flow Cytometry Facility at TMDT and PGCRL

This Flow Cytometry Facility (FCF) is jointly operated by SickKids and the University Health Network (UHN). We provide academic and corporate clients with access to several state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometers as well as high-speed cell sorting 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.

Upcoming changes to User Fees

Effective July 1, 2016, there will be changes to some of the user fees at the SickKids-UHN Flow Cytometry Core Facility to better reflect operating costs.

  • Fees for the BD AriaFusion, Aria CFI and Beckman Coulter MoFlo Astrios will be increasing to $90/hour.
  • Fees for unassisted use of the BD LSR instruments will be increasing to $40/hr.
  • Assisted use of the Sony SH800 (previously unavailable) will now be available at $80/hour.
  • The fee for unassisted use of the Sony SH800 ($35/hr) will now include the sorting chip.
  • Training for the Sony SH800 will also be available at no charge.

A full list of changes will be posted in the fees section later in June

Fluidigm C1 Single Cell AutoPrep

We are pleased to announce that we now provide training and access to the Fluidigm C1 Automated Single Cell Genomics system. This system uses microfluidics to isolate 96 single cells or nuclei in picolitre-volume chambers, and allows isolation of nucleic acids from these seperated single cells. The C1 can prepare single-cell templates for subsequent genomics applications. learn more

Client Operated Sony SH800 Cell Sorter

We are pleased to offer the Sony SH800 Cell Sorter. This instrument is a user operated benchtop sorter with digital electronics and a disposable sorting chip that can detect up to six colours, for a total of eight parameters. Sort setup is fully automated and experienced FCF users can be trained to operate it 24/7.

This instrument is located inside a biosafety cabinet for sorting of human samples and other biohazardous samples.

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For information on Training please go to Training section »»

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