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 


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​