BD Accuri C6
Flow cytometry within reach.®

Flow Cytometry Within Reach

The BD Accuri® C6 is a personal flow cytometer that brings flow

cytometry within reach by being easy to use, simple to maintain,

and affordable.

The analytical power and versatility of

today’s laser-based flow cytometry systems

have unlocked the mysteries of cell biology

and empowered entirely new fields of

research. As a result, flow cytometry has

become a staple of modern laboratories

around the world. Innovations in ease of use

reflected in the BD Accuri® C6 make these

powerful capabilities more accessible to a

new generation of flow cytometry users.

The compact footprint and portable weight

of the BD Accuri C6 also make it a valuable

personal use tool for experienced researchers

who want a cytometer to be easily available

when and where they need it.

Many BD Accuri C6 customers can begin

collecting and analyzing data with the

help of a quick start guide. The intuitive

interface of the software guides the user

through workflows. The system takes in data

digitally over a 7-decade dynamic range

allowing researchers to easily re-analyze

data after it is collected. This helps ensure

that should data need to be re-examined

to accommodate new research, the data is

always available.

The BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer is small

enough to easily fit on a benchtop and

can be placed in a laminar flow hood. It

measures 11 x 14.75 x 16.5 inches (H x W x D)

(27.9 x 37.5 x 41.9 cm) and weighs just

30 pounds (13.6 kg).


The system is equipped with a blue and a red laser, two light

scatter detectors, and four fluorescence detectors with optical

filters optimized for the detection of fluorochromes such

as FITC, PE, PerCP, and APC. A compact optical design, fixed

alignment, and pre-optimized detector settings make the

system easier to use.

Optional filters and the Selectable Lasers Module expand the

available fluorochrome combinations. During manufacture,

laser and optical alignments are set and locked down.

The result is that each BD Accuri C6 flow cytometer is

manufactured with standardized fluorescence performance

so that users do not need to adjust detector voltages.

Data is digitally collected over a 7-decade dynamic range

(16 million channels of digital data), making all data

available to users as needed. Gating strategies and

fluorescence compensation values can be set before,

during, or after data collection. After data is collected,

the BD Accuri CFlow® software Zoom function allows

visualization of data at any scale, so that users can

precisely set gates and regions.

Should updates in the values be required later, or if

optimization is needed, simply change the settings and

re-analyze the data. This flexibility also allows data to be

re-examined to accommodate new research findings.

The system has been put through intense testing to ensure

the design can withstand rugged conditions. Provided the

system is anchored, it can run samples even if the benchtop

is in motion, for example, onboard a ship.

Pre-Optimized Detectors,

  • PriceRp 1
  • Date13/06/2021
  • CategoriesBecton Dickinson BioScience
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