fluorescence-activated cell sorter


fluorescence-activated cell sorter
A machine that can separate and analyze cells, such as lymphocytes, which are labeled with fluorochrome-conjugated antibody, by their fluorescence and light scattering patterns.

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(FACS) an automated instrument that separates cell populations labeled with fluorescent antibodies or other fluorescent labels. The sample stream is broken up into droplets which are electrostatically charged and deflected into different collecting tubes depending on the measured fluorescence of the droplets.

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