Flow cytometry (FC) is a quantitative and qualitative analysis technique for counting, examining and sorting microscopic particles (i.e. entire cells) suspended in a stream of fluid. The flow cytometer allows a precise, fast and multiparametric analysis of physical (scattering) and chemical (fluorescence) parameters on single cells. A beam of light (usually laser light) of a single frequency (colour) is directed onto a hydro-dynamically focused stream of fluid where the biological preparation is passing through. The analyzed preparation can be wasted (flow cytometer as analyzer) or collected alive for further investigations (flow cytometer as sorter).
The facility of the Lab includes the following instrumentation: