S3™ Cell Sorter (488 nm) #145-1001


Cell sorter, 488 nm 100 mW laser, includes 2 fluorescence detectors with filters, 2 fluidic containers with connectors, software

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Acquisition rate, events/sec Up to 100,000
Sorting rate, events/sec Up to 30,000
Sorting purity >99% pure
Nozzle size, µm 100
Sorting direction 2-way sorting
Sorting collection Up to 5 x 5 ml sample tubes each direction
Up to 5 x 1.5 ml tubes each direction
Microscope slides
8-well strip each direction
Lasers Primary: 488 nm 100 mW
Detection Forward scatter (FSC) with PMT
Side scatter (SSC) with PMT
2 fluorescence detectors with PMT
Minimum resolution: 0.5 µm
Sensitivity, MESF <125 for FITC and PE
Temperature range, °C Sample and collection temperature control system: 4–37
Peltier solid-state system
Fluidics Onboard fluidics and dilution of 8x sheath fluid with deionized water
Data format FCS 3.1
Dimensions (W x D x H), ft/cm 2.3 x 2.1 x 2.1 / 70 x 65 x 65

This automated benchtop cell sorter comes equipped with a 488 nm, 100 mW laser; two fluorescence detectors; and forward- and side-scatter detectors. The S3 cell sorter uses state-of-the-art ProDrop™ technology for automated drop delay calculation and droplet break-off monitoring, thereby simplifying one of the most complex and error-prone aspects of cell sorting.

This affordable cell sorter provides exceptional sort purity without compromising performance and sensitivity. The system is ideal for sorting cells expressing fluorescent proteins such as eGFP, DsRed, mCherry, or for cells labeled with fluorescent markers such as labeled antibodies.

Features and Benefits

  • Simplified instrument setup — automated drop delay calculation and droplet break-off monitoring enables precise 1–2 color sorting with minimal training
  • Compact design — dimensions of only 70 × 65 × 65 cm (2.3 × 2.1 × 2.1 ft) including onboard fluidics and temperature control system
  • Reduced carryover — dual-position loading stage ensures the sample line remains clean between sorting runs
  • 2-way cell sorting — sort two different defined populations at the same time
  • High speed and high purity — sort cells fast while maintaining high sensitivity and purity
  • Intuitive interface — user-friendly ProSort™ software enables effortless instrument control and sort logic definition

For added biosafety during the cell sorting process, the optional S3 biosafety system Class I (145-1078) is available. Custom-designed to work specifically with the S3 cell sorter, the biosafety system Class I provides protection for both the user and the environment from aerosols created while sorting. The biosafety system is an affordable alternative to the large and expensive traditional biosafety hoods offered for cell sorters.