Flow Cytometry
Core Facility

Part of the Centre for Advanced Technologies,
at the University of Calgary

full service sample analysis.     training for user-operated analysis


The Flow Cytometry core facility is part of the Centre for Advanced Technologies, an array of core services aimed to assist investigators, staff and students at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine with their research. We provide comprehensive and technically sophisticated cell analysis and sorting services, and is committed to providing training and education for all users, who are encouraged to discuss their ideas, needs and problems with the staff. A user operated facility equipped with 2 ATTUNE NxT cytometers is available 24 hours, 7days a week. Additionally, a user-operated cell sorter (Sony SH800Z) is also available. Training on the ATTUNE and Sony cyotmeters is available for those people who would like to sort, acquire and analyze their own data. In addition, reliable protocols for specific flow applications are available.


Flow cytometry core services

We provide full-service data acquisition as well as training on instrument operation. Certified users have on-demand access to the ABI Attune Flow cytometers 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Online Booking

Full-service data acquisition and cell sorting

Drop off your sample and have your results/aseptic sorted cells ready the same day. Consult the facility staff to set up your experiment today!


User-operated data collection and cell sorting

Hands-on operation, from beginners to advanced user, the ABI Attune is fast, easy to use, and has a flexible loading platform.  Free software for off-line analysis.  24-hour access.  Flow Jo on-site license available at the facility.

The Sony SH800Z Cell Sorter is also available for user access.