Wednesday, November 26, 2008

561nm Laser Demo - MoFlo

We will be having a demo of a 200mW 561nm solid state laser on our MoFlo December 2nd and 3rd, 2008. Beckman Coulter will be in to install the laser as well as a detector block so we can assess the utility of such a laser for our sorting applications. The major benefit of this laser will be the ability to excite fluorochromes not normally excited at 488nm or 633nm, such as mCherry, RFP variants, and more. Other benefits of interest will be the stronger excitation of PE and PE-Tandems as well as the lack of spillover of blue excited fluorochromes like FITC and PerCPCy5.5 into PE channels. This will effectively increase the resolution of dimly stained populations, especially when identifying cells which are double positive for FITC and PE. We have a few scheduled demos of the laser with users of the facility, so if you'd like to see the laser in action, give us a call to find out what time we'll be running samples on the 2nd and 3rd. Or, just drop by on either day to take a look at the setup.

Monday, November 3, 2008

New - Flow Data Flickr Image Pool

Why not stop over at the UCFlow Image Pool on Flickr ( and check out some of the photos of data, instruments, and other things of interest. Or, better yet, why not send an image of your own to the flickr pool. All we ask is that it be flow cytometry related. If you want to send your image, simply compose an email to The Subject line of the email will be the photo's title, and the body of the email will be a description of the photo (make sure to remove your signature so it doesn't become part of the description). Then just attach the image, and send it along. It will be posted to the flickr pool, and randomly displayed on the facility's home page,