The new system occupies a 30”x 36″ benchtop footprint, allowing researchers to maximize utilization of the lab space, without sacrificing system power. The system includes a number of technologies, including novel collection optics that reduce excitation losses and improve light collection efficiency. The result is optical efficiency that delivers maximal sensitivity and resolution for multicolor applications.

Biosciences said that the new BD LSRFortessa System may be upgraded with additional or new lasers through the special order program to meet their precise assay requirements. The system is complemented by the special order BD LSRFortessa Cell Analyzer, which was launched in June 2009.

The special order BD LSRFortessa is customer configurable with up to five lasers, as well as a choice of more than 11 wavelengths, 30 positional choices for detectors, and multiple power options to meet researchers’ exact specifications.

The BD LSRFortessa System is the new addition to the line of BD LSR cell analyzers the preferred tool of life science researchers worldwide working in core, academic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories.

James Glasscock, president of Cell Analysis at BD Biosciences, said: “Our quest is to enhance cellular analysis by making multicolor flow cytometry analysis more powerful and accessible to life science researchers. The new BD LSRFortessa System is a perfect example of how we are offering researchers powerful, flexible, high-performance tools that will meet their needs.”