The Sony SH800SFP is a user operated bench-top Fluorescence Assisted Cell Sorting (FACS) device with semi-automated sorting setup, exchangeable fluidic lines and disposable sorting chip. The Sony SH800SFP can detect up to 6 colors, for a total of 8 parameters. Each event passing through the interrogation point, and allows the collection of up to 2 different populations. Sort setup is fully automated and we aim that users can be trained to operate the device 24/7.
Location: BFB, room I04.EG.017
! The Sony SH800SFP can be used without the presence of an operator, however, a thorough training by the BioImaging Facility is mandatory! Please book your training here. All users of the SH800SFP start as novice users (system can only be used during core facility hours). The option to become autonomous user of the Sony SH800SFP is evaluated by BIF personnel after an initial trail period.
! This device requires additional consumables that need to be purchased by the user before the experiment starts:
- sorting chips: 70 / 100 / 130 um – you can buy them 1 by 1 from the IST Central Storage, in sets of 5 chips in PPMS fromthe BIF, or directly from Sony in boxes containing 40 chips: 70μm / 100μm / 13μm. The price per chip is the same for all 3 options.
- sample line: each lab needs to work with their own sample lines to prevent cross-contamination – purchase directly from Sony via ISTOS: PEEK sample line
These consumable will be supplied during the first training session.
Lasers: 405 nm, 488 nm, 561 nm and 638 nm
Beam spot: 1 (!necessary to compensate between dyes with overlapping emission spectra!)
Detectors: FSC, BSC (back-scatter, equivalent to side scatter), 6 PMTs for fluorescent signal detection
- FSC and BSC: 488/17
- Longpass filters: 639LP, 561LP, 487.5LP, 752LP, 685LP
- Bandpass filters: FL1 450/50, FL2 525/50, FL3 600/60, FL4 665/30, FL5 720/60, FL6 785/60
Nozzle sizes: 70μm, 100μm and 130μm Sorting chip available (order separately in PPMS)
Automated setup: chip loading & positioning, optical axis adjustment, droplet calibration, side stream calibration, drop delay calibration and sort monitoring
Sort deposition: 2-way sorting (2 sorted populations + non-sorted)
Sort deposition system: bulk or single-cell sorting into tubes, 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well plates, as well as PCR plates
Index sorting: each deposited event in a multiwell-plate can be tracked back on the scatter-plots.
Sorting modes: 8 different settings for different purity/yield levels, incl. single cell sorting
More information: Sony SH800S cell sorter (external link)
Contact persons for application and experiment planning: