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  • http://www.bdbioscie Part No. 333608 Rev. A March 2003

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    For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

    WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

    NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his or her own expense.

    Shielded cables must be used with this unit to ensure compliance with the Class A FCC limits.

    This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur the matériel brouilleur du Canada.

    History

    Revision Date Change Made

    333608 1/03 Initial release

  • Contents

    About This Guide ix

    Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x

    Technical Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi

    Safety and Limitations xiii

    Laser Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

    Laser Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv

    Precautions for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv

    Electrical Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv

    Biological Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi

    General Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii

    Precaution Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii

    Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix

    Chapter 1: BD FACSAria Instrument Components 21

    Fluidics Cart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    Containers and Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Power and Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    Flow Cytometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

    Fluidics Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Optics System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    Instrument Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

    BD FACSAria Workstation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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  • Chapter 2: Theory of Operation 45

    Fluid Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

    Sheath Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

    Sample Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

    Signal Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

    Light Scatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

    Fluorescent Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

    Signal Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

    Detector Arrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

    Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

    Detectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

    Electronic Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

    Pulse Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

    Laser Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

    Sorting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

    Drop Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

    Side-Stream Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

    Particle Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

    Conflict Resolution During Sorting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

    Chapter 3: Using BD FACSDiVa Software 77

    Workspace Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

    Instrument Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

    Fluidics Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

    Fluidics Level Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

    Instrument Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

    Instrument Status Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

    Acquisition Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

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  • Sorting Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

    Sort Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

    Sort Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

    Sort Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

    Sort Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

    Chapter 4: Running Samples 99

    Starting Up the Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .