TTUHSC School of Pharmacy

LSR Fortessa Cell Analyzer



Key Features

The BD LSRFortessa™ cell analyzer offers the ultimate in choice for flow cytometry, providing power, performance, and consistency. Designed to be affordable and expandable, the BD LSRFortessa has the flexibility to support the expanding needs of multicolor flow cytometry assays. The BD LSRFortessa analyzer can be configured with up to 4 lasers—blue, red, violet, and UV—which enables the detection of up to 18 colors simultaneously. The BD LSRFortessa may be upgraded subsequently with additional or new lasers from BD, as future requirements dictate.


  • 405 Violet Laser
  • 488 Blue Laser
  • 640 Red Laser
  • The fluidics system is pressure driven. Hydrodynamic focusing forces sample cells through the cuvette flow cell, where they are interrogated. The flow cell is in fixed alignment with the laser and gel-coupled to the collection optics. This design ensures that the laser is precisely focused on the sample stream and the maximum amount of emitted light can be collected for added sensitivity in multicolor applications. Fixed alignment also minimizes startup time, improves experiment-to-experiment reproducibility, and enables automated daily quality control.

  • The optics system consists of laser excitation optics that illuminate cells in the sample, and collection optics that direct light scatter and fluorescence signals through spectral filters to detectors. Innovative designs for both the excitation optics and collection optics in BD LSRFortessa systems reduce excitation losses and optimize collection efficiency for increased sensitivity and resolution.

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Faculty Contact:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-SOP
Abilene Campus - 2414
1718 Pine St.
Abilene, TX 769601

Map to Location

Dr. Laurence Wood 
Office: Abilene Campus Room 2514
Phone: 325-696-0431


Staff Contact: for training and assistance

Hourly user fee: $20

Hourly rate for technician: $40

Online Reservation

Bharath Bonala
Office: Abilene Campus Room 
Phone: 325-696-0423

Updated on 8/11/17