Cytek Aurora Northern Lights
The Cytek Aurora is equipped with three lasers – blue (488nm), violet (405nm) and red (640nm), two scattering channels, and up to 38 fluorescence detectors. Spectral fingerprints of each fluorochrome are recorded and then unmixed in a highly multicolor experiment. As a result of this approach, combinations of fluorochromes that previously were incompatible to run together by conventional flow cytometric methods are now possible with this technology. Running CFSE, GFP, and A488 or DAPI, BV421, and Pacific Blue are no longer a problem. As long as a fluorochrome’s spectral fingerprint is distinct from another they can be unmixed. This enables panel design of >20 colors possible with only three lasers.
For information on common fluorochromes used on the Aurora click here.