Becton Dickinson Fortessa

Becton Dickinson Fortessa

Location: Medical Sciences Building, E-817

  Unassisted Assisted
(1 unit)
UIC Cost $39 (per hour) $60 (per hour)
Other Academic $61 (per hour) $93 (per hour)
Non-Academic$122 (per hour) $186 (per hour)


The BD LSRFortessa™ cell analyzer is a 4-laser special order instrument that offers a wide range of choice for flow cytometry, providing power, performance, and consistency. In addition, to improve experimental efficiency, the instrument includes the BD™ High Throughput Sampler (HTS) allows sample loading from 96- or 384-well microtiter plates for screening assays.

Technical Specifications

Excitation Source:50mw 405nm laser to exciteBD Horizon™ V450, Pacific Blue™ , e450 etc.; 50mw 488nm laser to excite FITC, Alexa Fluor® 488, GFP, PerCP etc., 50mw 561nm laser to excite PE, PE-TR, PE-Cy7, PE-Cy5 and a 40mw 640nm laser to excite APC, AF700, APC-Cy7 etc. HTS Throughput Acquisition: Less than 15 minutes per microtiter plate in high throughput mode using a 2-second acquisition, less than 44 minutes in standard mode using a 10-second acquisition Please note that it is recommended that the cells be put in standard BD Falcon 352052 12 x 75 mm round bottom polystyrene tubes with a minimum volume of 500 microliters. Many 12 x 75 mm tubes will not work on this instrument, so if you are not sure of your tubes, test them out before setting up your experiment.