The BD FACSAriaTM Fusion improves on the solid foundation of patented
technologies, exceptional multicolor performance, and ease-of-use
that was first brought to the world of sorting by the launch of the
BD FACSAriaTM sorter in 2003.
Now this sorting know-how is combined with best-in-class biosafety
expertise to create the BD FACSAria Fusion, a fully integrated advanced
cell sorter and biosafety solution for research laboratories.
The fusion of safety, performance, and sorting
Biological safety in flow cytometry is an
emerging requirement for core laboratories
concerned about the potential accidental
exposure of operators to biological
samples. To address this requirement,
a custom-tailored biosafety cabinet for
the BD FACSAria Fusion was designed in
collaboration with The Baker Company,
a leader in biosafety solutions.
The BD FACSAria Fusion has been verified
by the Baker Company to meet personnel
and product protection standards for a
Class II Type A2 biosafety cabinet,
the National Sanitation Foundation
International Standard 49, the European
Standard 12469, and the Australian
Standard AS 2252.2–2009. The BD FACSAria
Fusion cell sorter is also available without
a biosafety cabinet, but this can be easily
installed at a later date as a field upgrade.
To further enhance biosafety protection,
the BD FACSAria Fusion has a number of
redundant design features that further
reduce the risk of operator exposure.
For example, while the biosafety cabinet
protects the operator from aerosol
exposure during a sort, the built-in Aerosol
Management system (AMS) also evacuates
aerosols. However, the AMS operates
independently of the cabinet for an added
measure of safety.
To achieve unrivaled sensitivity and
resolution, the BD FACSAria Fusion has
precisely integrated fluidic and optical
systems to maximize signal detection.
Optimized fiber-launched lasers improve
sensitivity and resolution for each color in a
multicolor assay, and innovations such as the
patented flow cell with gel-coupled cuvette
ensure performance, safety, and ease-of-use.
With the BD FACSAria Fusion, the complex
world of cell sorting now is open to a
broader audience of researchers and wider
range of applications.