The BD FACSMelody is a small and easy to use cell sorter, equipped with three lasers (405nm, 488nm, 561nm) and capable of detecting 11 parameters. This instrument is intended to be used without the assistance of a specialized operator. With the newly designed BD FACSChorus™ software, researchers are guided throughout the entire cell sorting process using advanced automation technology. It is designed to eliminate manual steps and has a really simplified workflow.

Especially sorting of cell lines which express fluorescent proteins can now be easily performed by the researchers themselves after a training by the FCCF staff. Sorting can be done either as single cells or as bulk into tubes or various plates.

The new cell sorter is located in an S2 lab and housed in a sterile workbench but for sorting of S2 organisms we have to wait for the approval from the authorities.

If you think that this new instrument could be beneficial for your experiments, please contact us for an individual consultation.


The BD LSRFortessa analyzer was acquired in order to eliminate the capacity shortages  of the existing Fortessa. The two  instruments have an identical configuration to facilitate the transfer of your experiments from one machine to another.

All users with an existing account on the old Fortessa will automatically have access to the new instrument. New users require a training to get an account

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