The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource, operated and administered as a partnership between Arizona Research Laboratories, Division of Biotechnology and the University of Arizona Cancer Center, offers instrumentation to analyze, quantify and sort cells and particles in a fluid suspension.
Flow cytometry is a powerful tool that can measure functional and structural characteristics of heterogeneous mixtures of cells and particles in suspension. The cell sorting function can physically separate these cells into different classes. The Cytometry Core Facility gives researchers the capability to analyze and sort cells by differences in physiology, metabolism, morphology and other characteristics. The ability to distinguish different cell types is limited only by the ability to attach specific fluorescent dyes to the cells.