The BD FACSVerse™ flow cytometer was engineered from the ground up to offer remarkable performance, flexibility, and ease of operation for research applications using up to 10 parameters.
A number of innovations are built into the optical system. These include patented automated laser alignment, smart filter-mirror units for the detector arrays, and a stainless steel flow cell which all are designed to maximise reliability and improve system performance.
Innovation in hardware design, and in the new BD FACSuite™ software, delivers users a seamless workflow from system setup, through data acquisition, analysis, and shutdown; BD FACSuite software minimises the frequency and number of compensation controls required by taking advantage of the accurate, reproducible instrument setup: a single 20-minute procedure using BD FACSuite FC Beads determines compensation values that are valid for 30 days.
BD FACSVerse users can convert their new experiments into assays that include relevant settings, acquisition and analysis worksheets, gating strategies, and customised experiment reports. These assays can be shared with other users and laboratories, making it possible to reproduce results on different BD FACSVerse systems in a laboratory or across sites.
The system can accommodate a wide range of input devices, and the optional BD FACS™ Universal Loader further extends this list to include tube racks and 96- and 384-well plates, and offers walkaway processing.
BD FACSuite software supports 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines for Electronic Records and Signatures to protect data integrity. This includes unique user identification and passwords, electronic signatures, and audit trails. In addition to meeting the requirements specified in the 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines, BD FACSuite software encrypts files and uses specially designed algorithms to ensure that data is not manipulated by unauthorised entities.
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