AQUIOS CL Flow Cytometry System

The first true Load & Go Flow Cytometer

Sample preparation and data management usually are the major bottlenecks in routine flow cytometry. Even with a semi-automated process, you and your team may spend hundreds of hours per year for tasks that don‘t add to your laboratory‘s productivity.

AQUIOS CL in your lab means you can…

  • Provide a 24/7 flow cytometry service as the AQUIOS CL can be run safely by less experienced operators.
  • Increase productivity with high-throughput performance that eliminates many of the least efficient features of existing systems.
  • Reduce the potential for user error inherent in existing systems that require numerous manual steps to set up and run.
  • Allocate staff resources for maximum productivity, putting your skilled operators where you need them most.
  • Reduce exposure to potentially biohazardous material such as open blood tubes.

Features

Automated Sample Preparation

  • No manual pipetting of primary tubes
  • Automatic dispensing and mixing of applicable reagents
  • Automatic matching of sample identification code with the test request
  • Automatic launch of applicable testing protocol
  • Positive specimen ID and automatic specimen mixing immediately prior to aspiration

Comprehensive Quality Control

  • Barcode tracking means no manual QC or reagent logs
  • Generate a full, easily reviewable audit trail that includes reagent traceability
  • Should QC fail, operator is alerted via text message or email

Cassette Autoloader

  • Total capacity 40 sample tubes
  • Continuous, random loading and unloading
  • Accommodates a variety of tube sizes
  • Separate single-tube loader for STAT samples, open vials, and tubes that are not barcoded

Barcoded reagents

  • Uses a range of barcoded reagents and consumables
  • Automatic barcode scanning to track lot numbers, open and closed vial expiration dates, and number of tests remaining
  • Continuous tracking of reagent usage
  • Warnings when reagents are low, empty or expired

Product Specifications

Detection Photodiodes (forward & side scatter), Photomultiplier tubes (fluorescence)
Optics/Laser Power 488 nm solid state laser (25 mW)
Regulatory Status IVD, CE
Flow Cell Patented triangular flow cell (180 μm x 125 μm) with 1.0 numerical aperture
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz, Uninterruptible power manager included
Item Specifications Referenced B39101