The Ragon Institute Flow Core provides access to a range of different instrumentation for flow cytometry, a technique that enables researchers to identify and quantify different cell types within a sample by measuring the presence of fluorescent markers used to label the cells.
The Flow Core provides access to three sorting flow cytometers capable of sorting plates or up to four bulk populations at a time, 6 analyzers for up to 18 or 29 color analysis, as well as Luminex assay platforms. We offer training for self-run options and experimental design support. Our expert staff can also run any of our machines for you.
BD FACSAria Fusion in a biosafety cabinet
Sony Sorter in a biosafety cabinet
"4L" 4 Laser LSR II in a biosafety cabinet
"4R" 4 Laser LSR II
"5L" and "5R" BD LSR Fortessas
BD SORP FACSAria in a biosafety cabinet.
We offer access to eleven flow cytometers, including three cell sorters housed in biosafety cabinets to allow safe processing of healthy or infectious human samples.Read More
We welcome external users at the Ragon Flow Core. Both Internal and External users should review the guidelines below on how to get started.Read Guidelines
Our cores and platform staff provide scientific support across the entire institute, making our scientific resources available to workforce and collaborators.
Our lab staff, comprised of students, postdocs, technicians, and scientists, is responsible for the hands-on research work at the Ragon.
Ragon-supported resources, including cores available for use by external partners, that support immunology and infectious disease research.