Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS) Core Facility    

​Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) of living cells separates a population of cells into subpopulations based on fluorescent labeling. Cells stained using fluorophore-conjugated antibodies can be separated based on fluorescent recognition using specialized lasers.  

FACS can be used to carry out many functions including:

  • High-speed cell sorting 
  • Apoptotic assays 
  • Cell cycle analysis 
  • DNA analysis 

BD FACS Aria III 

The FACS Core Facility is equipped with one of the most advanced cell sorter, BD FACS ARIA III, which has the capability to perform multi-parameter flow cytometric analysis with high throughput cell sorting. It is accompanied by BD FACSDiva software for the analysis. 

The service is provided by trained dedicated staff on a fee for service basis. 


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For queries, please contact Dr Azhar Hussain, Director Labs and Core Facilities, CRM at azhar.hussain@aku.edu​