Beckman Coulter is one of the world's leading manufacturers of measuring instruments and test assays in life sciences and clinical diagnostics. A subsidiary of the US-based Danaher Corporation, the company employs more than 10,000 workers in over 130 countries. The German branch of Beckman Coulter, headquartered not far from Düsseldorf, is now at LABVOLUTION to unveil its optimized CytoFLEX range of flow cytometers.

The new CytoFLEX LX boasts up to six lasers and 21 color parameters. Users of the CytoFLEX S, meanwhile, can equip their system with four different excitation wavelengths and choose between five different lasers. Including FSC and SSC, a total of 15 parameters are available. What’s more, Beckman promises that an additional side scatter light on the 405 nm excitation wavelength ensures even extremely small particles (< 200 nanometers) can be easily and accurately detected. At a nominal acquisition rate of up to 30,000 events per second with 15 selected parameters, the system measures even large cell volumes rapidly. CytoFLEX comes in 21 design variants altogether. The system’s dynamic range of seven decades - indisputably one of the highest around - is designed to make it especially easy to set up new and unknown samples on the device.