Mark A. KuKuruga kukuru at umich.edu
Wed Aug 5 17:01:02 EST 1998

If I cared, I'd say that this term has always bugged me . . . If you think about
it, "Fluorescence Activated" doesn't make sense.  The sort is activated by the
electronics, or the sort logic, perhaps, which MAY include a fluorescence
parameter, but not necessarily . . . that's, of course, if I cared . . .
Anyway . . . I always change this to "flow cytometry," "cell sorting, " whatever
is appropriate.

Robert C. Leif, Ph.D. wrote:

> From: Bob Leif, Ph.D.
> To: cyto-inbox
> There are 2 very good reasons NOT to use the term FACS. 1) I believe that FACS
> belongs to B.D. 2) It stands for Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter.

Mark A. KuKuruga, Managing Director
University of Michigan Core Flow Cytometry
kukuruga at medmail.med.umich.edu

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