[Cytometry] Sorting bacteria on a multi-use sorter

larry_arnold@med.unc.edu larry_arnold at med.unc.edu
Sun Jul 11 11:36:36 EDT 2010


We have sorted tons of E. coli on out MoFlo with no problems.  We simply bleach the sample line and any other component system (e.g. backflush lines) that may have contacted the bacterial sample.  We have done a sort with bacteria and 30 minutes later sorted mammalian cells with no contamination problems.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bushnell, Timothy" <Tim_Bushnell at URMC.Rochester.edu>
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010 10:17 am
Subject: [Cytometry] Sorting bacteria on a multi-use sorter
To: purdue Cytometry <Cytometry at lists.purdue.edu>

> Colleagues:
> I have received a request to sort bacteria on our 
> FACSAria.  We've got protocols in place to sort yeast, and 
> those are working well.   Most of our work is sorting 
> mammalian cells for further culturing, so I am concerned about 
> introducing bacterial into the sorter.
> Are there any special tricks that those who sort bacteria use to 
> maintain sterility for sorts for mammalian cells after a 
> bacterial sort?
> Regards
> Tim
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