The FACSJazz is our smaller but faster sorting instrument. The instrument has a simpler configuration than the ARA-II, but due to new technology it works faster on sorting. The instrument can only be used together with the facility's operator.

The instrument is housed in a biosafety cabinet which allow for work with GMO2 microorganisms.



  • Air-cooled 80mW solid state diode 488nm blue laser
  • Air-cooled 50mW solid state diode 405nm violet laser
  • Air-cooled 50mW solid state diode 640nm red laser

Optical system

  • Detection of 6 FL-parameters
  • Detection of forward scatter light (FSC) with PMT
  • Direction of side scatter light (SSC) and fluorescence signal towards PMTs

Blue laser detection (488 nm)*

  • 530/30 nm FITC
  • 585/30 nm PE
  • 692/40 nm PerCP-Cy5.5
  • 750 LP nm PE-Cy7

Red laser detection (640 nm)*

  • 660/20 nm APC
  • 750 LP nm APC-Cy7

Violet laser detection

  • The laser is installed, but the instrument can only collect colors from 6 PMTs, thus the violet laser is not in use at present.

We do have additional bandpass filters that, on request, can be used in the instrument. 
Check the reference guide including a guide to setting up the color combination or use the more comprehensive list of available fluorochromes.

* Each color is just an example, you should ensure that you are using the right colors by checking the filter setting.

Sort Collection Devices

  • Two-way sorting into the following sample tube collection devices: microtubes, 1.5mL, 5mL, and 15mL
  • Computerized Cell Deposition Unit (CCDU) option allows for slide and plate sorting into 6, 24, 96, and 384 plates

Sample Input Sizes

  • Microtubes, 12x75 mm tubes

Temperature Control

  • Temperature control for sample cells and sorted cells to 4, 20, 37 or 42°C
  • Water re-circulator bath for cooling/heating of the sample tube and sort collection devices (tubes or plates).