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Bio-Rad Launches Benchtop S3e™ Cell Sorter with AutoGimbal™ Nozzle Alignment System


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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. today announced the launch of its S3e Cell Sorter that offers walk-away automation for accurate and reliable cell sorts of one or two populations.

The S3e Cell Sorter builds on the original S3™ Cell Sorter technology with the addition of the new AutoGimbal System. This novel automated system perfectly aligns the nozzle tip and stream to the optics, eliminating the need for manual repositioning. The AutoGimbal System makes these fine adjustments using five motorized controllers. Researchers can now be more confident that their system is set up correctly every time.

Traditionally, researchers have sorted cells at a core lab due to high instrument and operating costs, as well as the need for a trained core staff specialist to help run the sort. The arrival of the affordable and first walk-away S3e Cell Sorter enables labs to have their own personal cell sorter. The simple setup and hands-free calibration eliminate the pain points of typical high-end instruments, making cell sorting easier and accessible to researchers who are increasingly using these instruments for low-complexity sorts.

Additional benefits of the S3e Cell Sorter include:
•    Simplified setup — fully automated drop delay calculation and droplet break-off monitoring enable precise sorting with minimal training
•    Small benchtop footprint — onboard fluidics and temperature control allow a compact size (2.3 x 2.1 x 2.1 ft)
•    Two-way cell sorting — sort two different defined populations at the same time with one or two lasers and up to four fluorescent detectors
•    High speed and high purity — sort cells quickly while maintaining high sensitivity and purity

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