Helios, mass cytometer (Fluidigm)

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Overview: The 'CyTOF 2' was originally installed in the Charles Perkins Centre in late 2014, and was fully operational by January 2015. The system was upgraded to a 'Helios' platform, which became available for use in January 2016. Usage prices can be found here.

Registered users of the facility can submit a project meeting request through PPMS. Non-registered users can request a meeting by emailing info@sydneycytometry.org.au.

Features:

  • Run panels of over to 40 parameters
  • Acquisition speed of approx. 400 events/sec
  • Minimal reporter overlap and low autofluorescence

Instruments can only be booked after biosafety approval and training (see this link).