Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) today announced the launch of the easy-to-use S3e Cell Sorter (488/640 nm). This latest addition to the company’s series of S3e Cell Sorters incorporates the fluorescence wavelengths commonly used by immunologists.

Traditionally, cell sorters have primarily been available in core labs due to the high cost, size, and complexity of these instruments. With the introduction of Bio-Rad’s easy-to-use benchtop S3 Cell Sorter in 2013, many more scientists were able to sort cells in their own labs.

Immunologists customarily use the 640 nm wavelength to excite and detect red fluorophores, such as allophycocyanin (APC) and APC-Cy7. The new S3e Cell Sorter possesses the 488/640 nm laser combination, thus extending the convenience of benchtop cell sorting to immunologists.

Like all instruments in the S3e series, the S3e Cell Sorter (488/640 nm) offers a hands-free startup sequence that automatically aligns the stream to optics and optimizes...

Key benefits of all S3e Cell Sorters include:

  • Simplified setup — a hands-free startup sequence automatically aligns lasers and calculates tedious drop delay measurements  
  • Two-way cell sorting — use one or two lasers and up to four detectors to sort two defined populations simultaneously  
  • High speed and high purity — sort cells quickly and accurately  

About the Cell Biology Portfolio
The cell biology product portfolio from Bio-Rad Laboratories comprises solutions for researchers conducting experiments that involve cell culture, cellular imaging, and cell analysis. Bio-Rad is a well-established provider of transfection tools, particularly through its line of Gene Pulser® Electroporation Systems. The company has expanded its cell biology offerings to include the S3eCell Sorter, the ZOE™ Fluorescent Cell Imager, and the TC20™ Automated Cell Counter. These instruments are supported by a suite of flow cytometry and fluorescent cell imaging reagents, including ReadiLink Antibody Labeling Kits. In addition, more than 10,500 antibodies and associated kits and accessories are available for various cell biology applications from AbD Serotec®, a Bio-Rad company.

About Bio-Rad
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of innovative products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions, hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food safety industries. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000 research and healthcare industry customers through its global network of operations. The company employs more than 7,600 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2.1 billion in 2014.

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