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Equipment demo-benchtop FACS sorter Jan. 2015


Sony will be demonstrating their new SH800Z sorter (https://www.sonybiotechnology.com/sh800_overview.php), with a 96-well indexing feature, from January 13th to Noon January 15th, 2015 for the UTHSC campus.

This “personal” benchtop sorter features fully-automated adjustment of the laser beam optical axis and the electrical timing for sorting, and is based on microfluidic chip sorting technology, thus eliminating the need for complicated setup procedures and adjustments (i.e. setup is easily accomplished without a specialist operator).  This enables researchers to dramatically improve their workflow efficiency and make adjustments to the sort “on-the-fly”.  Several investigators with FACS sorting experience participated in a demo of this machine in October 2014 and were impressed by its rapid setup, clear user interface, and overall ease of use.

Requests for sorting sign-up times (~2h blocks/laboratory) should be sent to Tiffany Seagroves, Dept. of Pathology, tseagro1@uthsc.edu.

The sorter will be setup in Rm 255 Cancer Research Building for the demo period. All users should bring their own stained cells and any controls or disposables needed to perform a sort experiment.

Specific questions about laser options, experimental design or setup, or the 96-well indexing feature, should be directed to Justin Kim at Sony, justin.kim@sonybiotechnology.com.

A seminar by Justin over-viewing the technology will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, the in the morning in the CRB main auditorium, details to follow.

For more information, please email Dr. Seagroves, tseagro1@uthsc.edu.