Support Reagents

Necessary reagents for the daily maintenance and operation of your Beckman Coulter flow cytometer. Support reagents are grouped into several different categories based on their use and functionality with flow cytometers:

  • Buffers & Diluents
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Sheath Fluids

Buffers & Diluents

PBS Buffer

This package contains 15 foil-wrapped packets of PBS Buffer reagent. Each package is brought up to a 500 mL volume with distilled water to yield a 0.01 M potassium phosphate, 0.15 M sodium chloride at a pH of 7.2 ±0.2.

ISOTON II

The ISOTON II diluent is a filtered, phosphate-buffered saline solution compatible with human blood cells, and may be used for the suspension of most biological cells and many industrial samples.

Cleaning Agents

AQUIOS Cleaning Agent

A cleaning agent for use on the AQUIOS flow cytometer components that come in contact with blood samples. This azide-free, formaldehydefree, biodegradable cleaner contains a proteolytic enzyme that aids in the removal of protein buildup in the fluidics system and flow cell of a flow cytometer. The Cleaning Agent resides onboard the instrument and is used in automatic cleaning cycles.

AQUIOS Sodium Hypochlorite Solution

AQUIOS Sodium Hypochlorite Solution is a cleaning agent used as part of an AQUIOS flow cytometer system. The solution maintains AQUIOS instruments in optimal condition. Sodium Hypochlorite reacts with protein buildup in the instrument. It is used as a preventative measure for optimal system operation as well as for corrective measures.

Contrad 70 Cleaning Solution

This cleaning solution is for use on flow cytometer components. This rinse-free, disposable solution cleans glass, plastic, ceramic, and metals by soaking, manual scrubbing, or ultrasonic cleaning.

COULTER CLENZ

COULTER CLENZ Cleaning Agent is an all-purpose cleaning reagent. It contains agents that strip away protein build-up and lysed red blood cells in instrument fluidics. It should be used routinely as part of regular instrument maintenance, such as shutdown. Additionally, it should be included in a schedule of routine preventive maintenance procedures designed to maintain high performance.

Flow-Clean Cleaning Agent

For use as a cleaning agent for flow cytometer components that come in contact with blood samples.

Sheath Fluids

AQUIOS Sheath Solution

AQUIOS Sheath Solution is a non-fluorescent, azide free balanced electrolyte solution for use on AQUIOS flow cytometers with light scatter and fluorescent applications. The AQUIOS Sheath Solution is manufactured for low particulate and fluorescence background to ensure superior signal to noise ratio measurements during the analysis process.
 

CytoFLEX Sheath Fluid

A nonionic, non-fluorescent, and azide-free sheath fluid for use on Beckman Coulter CytoFLEX flow cytometers. In flow cytometers, cells are guided in single file through a laser beam using a process called hydrodynamic focusing. This is accomplished when cells are injected into a sheath stream of diluent that is directed through a flow cell for analysis. CytoFLEX Sheath Fluid is manufactured for low particulate and fluorescence background to ensure superior signal to noise ratio measurements during the analysis process. 

IsoFlow Sheath Fluid

This isotonic fluid is specifically formulated for use in flow cytometers. IsoFlow Sheath Fluid is carefully manufactured for low particulate and fluorescence backgrounds to ensure superior signal to noise ratio measurements.