New state-of-the-art cell sorter is available for contract research at Fundación Ciencia para la Vida
October 14, 2008
The Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) facility is a machine that can rapidly analyze and separate cells in a suspension on the basis of size or fluorescence. Fundación Ciencia para la Vida has invested in this facility to provide researchers access to an operational three-laser flow cytometer and to assist with computer data collection and analysis. The flow cytometer’s main uses are quantitative multi-parameter fluorescence analysis and cell sorting to obtain purified cell subpopulations for use in functional experiments.
María Rosa Bono, expert in immunology and the scientist in charge of running the sorter facility indicated that, “for the first time in Chile a purpose-built FACS facility will be available to the research community to conduct high-content functional experiments”. She also added that “soon we will launch a web page explaining the service and describing the equipment; people interested in using it will able to register and book the equipment online”.
The service is available to investigators outside Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, inquiries are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org