BD Melody

    Facility/equipment: Equipment

    • Location

      CMCA@Perkins, (M519), Level 3, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 6 Verdun St, Perth WA 6009



    • 405nm, 488nm, and 640nm excitation lasers;
    • 100-µm nozzle only;
    • 34,000 drops per second, max acquisition rate is 40,000 events per second;
    • Gel-coupled cuvette with fixed laser alignment;
    • BD FACSChorus™ software;
    • Housed in a specifically designed Baker Type A2 biosafety cabinet conforming to the National Sanitation Foundation International Standard 49, and European Standard 12469.
    • Sort collection:
    1. Tube sorting: 1.5-, 2.0- and 5.0-mL tubes
    2. Plate sorting: 6-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well plates, 96-well PCR tray, microscope slide
    3. Index Sorting: correlation of flow cytometry parameters of sorted events with the X and Y coordinates of the sort collection device. Post-sorting results can be precisely traced back to the flow characteristics of the specific cell or combinations of cells sorted.


    varespladib methyl
    Flow Cytometry
    Equipment and Supplies
    Polymerase Chain Reaction

    Research technique

    • Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)
    • Index sorting