Contact Information

Biomedical Instrumentation Center


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

BIC is located on the ground floor of B building in rooms G230 - G242.

Take the freight elevator in B bldg down to the ground floor
Make a left at the exercise room and go to the end of the hall
Make a right and BIC is halfway down the hall on your left

Flow Cytometry: Instruments

BD FACSAria

BD FACSAria instrument
  • Multicolor analysis of up to 15 parameters
  • 7-parameters from the 488 laser; 3 from 633 laser; 3 from 407 laser
    • Five wavelengths detected from the 488 nm Argon laser:
    • Three wavelengths detected from the 633 nm HeNe:
    • Three wavelengths detected from the 407 nm Violet laser:
  • Two- and four-way bulk sorting devices for a variety of tube sizes
  • BDTM Automated Cell Deposition Unit (ACDU) for sorting to Multiwell plates or microscope slides
  • Biosafety Hood and Aerosol Management Option for safe sorts of biohazardous samples

BD FACSAria
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BD LSRII (Blue)

BD LSRII (Blue) instrument
  • This state of the art flow cytometry cell analyzer is capable of detecting 12 fluorochromes simultaneously:
    • Five wavelengths detected from the 488 nm argon laser:
    • Three wavelengths detected from the 407 nm Violet laser:
    • Three wavelengths detected from the 635 nm HeNe:
  • High Throughput Sampler (BD HTS) to process samples from 96- and 384-well plates.

BD LSRII (Blue)
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BD LSRII (Orange)

BD LSRII (Orange) instrument
  • This state of the art flow cytometry cell analyzer is capable of detecting 16 fluorochromes simultaneously:
    • Six wavelengths detected from the 488 nm argon laser:
    • Five wavelengths detected from the 407 nm Violet laser:
    • Three wavelengths detected from the 635 nm HeNe:
    • Two wavelengths detected from the 355 nm UV laser:
    • Forward Scatter (FSC) PMT option complements small particle scatter detection:
  • High Throughput Sampler (BD HTS) to process samples from 96- and 384-well plates

BD LSRII (Orange)
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Bio-Plex 200 System

  • Multi-analyte bioassay detection system capable of performing up to 100 assays simultaneously in a single microtiter plate well.
  • Multiplexed immunoassays, and other assays based on nucleic acids, enzyme function, and receptor-ligand interactions.
Bio-Plex 200 System