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Beckman Coulter Astrios EQ Cell Sorter

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The Beckman Coulter Astrios EQ Flow Cytometric Cells Sorter is part of the University of Nottingham Flow Cytometry Facility and can be booked online at

The machine is located in the core Flow Cytometry Facility A Floor, West Block, QMC. Access and training is available to all members of the University through the Flow Cytometry Facility.

The machine is regularly maintained by Beckman Coulter engineers and is under service contract.

Key Features


  • High speed sorting – up to 65,000 cells per second.
  • 6 way sorting, allowing 6 independent populations to be sorted simultaneously.
  • Direct sorting into microplates or onto slides.
  • Single cell cloning.
  • Housed in Class II cabinet for improved sterility and biosafety.
  • Switchable aerobic and anaerobic (nitrogen) compression.


  • Enhanced forward scatter array excellent for small particle analysis including bacteria and nanoparticles.
  • UV (355nm), Violet (405nm), Blue (488nm), Green (561nm) and Red (633nm) lasers, offset and focussed through pinholes to separate detector arrays.
  • 23 colours.
  • High speed digital data acquisition.
  • Each parameter available as peak height, area, width, log height, log area.
  • Post-acquisition compensation.

Model: Astrios EQ

Manufacturer: Beckman Coulter



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