[Cytometry] New BD Aria Sort Stream Camera input?

Cris Bare flowmail at verizon.net
Mon Apr 22 11:44:27 EDT 2013


So would this new camera only be used to set % deflection so sort streams hit the collection tubes? Does it have any other use? 

Seems absurdly pricey for single function on a system that doesn't need biohazard containment. 

Even so, you'd be setting deflection without cells in the stream, and the interlocks cut laser when the aria hood is up meeting laser safety requirements. 

My opinion? If you haven't cancelled any sorts for lack of this camera, then you probably don't need it. 


On Apr 17, 2013, at 2:31 PM, Bari Nazario <bnazario at ucsc.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,
> We are debating the value of retro-fitting our Aria IIU with the new camera
> accessory that will allow for sort stream setup without having the sort
> block door open.. Has anyone done this, and if so, is it worth the price of
> $10,000? We are only sorting mouse samples and couple of human cell lines,
> so biohazard containment is a minimal concern...It would though help with
> some of the new UC laser safety compliance rules...
> I would love to hear any feedback and opinions!  Thanks, Bari
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