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Beckman Coulter sorters overview

Beckman Coulter MoFloXDP

MoFlo XDP
MoFlo XDP

The MoFlo XDP is a high-speed jet-in-air sorter with digital electronics that can detect up to 14 colours, for a total of 15 parameters. This instrument is located in a biosafety cabinet for sorting of human samples and other biohazardous samples. See Biosafety Policies for biosafety requirements for sorting.

General features:

Collection devices

  • 2-way sorting into microtubes, 12 x 75 mm, 15 mL and 50 mL tubes
  • 4-way sorting into microtubes and 12 x 75 mm tubes
  • 1-way sorting (including single cell) onto slides and into 6, 24, 48, 96, and 384-well plates and terisaki plates.
  • A choice of a variety of custom devices that are only limited by the space constraints within the sort chamber area.

Sample input sizes:

  • 12 x 75-mm, and 15-mL tubes

Temperature control:

  • cooling or warming for collection tubes and sort sample

Nozzles (nozzle should be 4-5 times the cell size)

  • 70, 100, 150, and 200 µm

MoFlo Astrios

MoFlo Astrios
MoFlo Astrios

The MoFlo Astrios is a high-speed jet-in-air sorter with digital electronics that can detect up to 17 colours, for a total of 19 parameters. This instrument is located in a biosafety cabinet for sorting of human samples and other biohazardous samples. See Biosafety Policies for biosafety requirements for sorting.

General features:

  • Mixed Mode sorting: each sort stream is capable of having its own sort mode (Enrich, Purify, Single) programmed.
  • Soft aborts and waste can be collected for re-analysis or resorting.
  • Index sorting: tracks each plate-sorted cell back to its histogram or scatter plot
  • Equipped for small particle detection and can resolve and sort small (200nm) and large particles (30um) simultaneously

Collection devices

  • 2-way sorting: 1.5, 5, 15, and 50 mL tube sizes
  • 4-way sorting: 1.5, 5, 3 x 5 mL plus 1 x 50 mL tube sizes
  • 6-way sorting: 1.5, 5 mL tube sizes
  • 1-way sorting (including single cell) onto slides and into 6, 24, 48, 96, and 384-well plates and terasaki plates.
  • A choice of a variety of custom devices that are only limited by the space constraints within the sort chamber area

Sample input sizes

  • 0.5 mL, 1.0 mL, 1.5 mL, 5 mL, 7 mL, 15 mL, 50 mL tubes

Temperature control

  • cooling or warming for collection tubes and sort sample

Nozzles (nozzle should be 4-5 times the cell size)

  • 70 and 100µm