BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System

Manufacturer BD Biosciences
3.9
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5.0
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Average Rating: 3.9
9 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Cell sorting, single cell sorting,

"The new FACS aria III is the most powerful cytofluorimeter that I ever tested. The results especially for single cell sorting are amazing. It's not too easy to use, not for beginners, but if you already work on a cell sorter, this is the best. "

Review date: 11 Nov 2015 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Dublin City University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:For cell analysis and sometimes sorting

"The Aria is a solid cell sorter. The o-ring on the nozzle can be challenging to reset, but they've fixed that on later models. It's relatively straight forward to set up sorting experiments once you have the staining and gating sussed. "

Review date: 18 Jun 2015 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Cell Biology

"Excellent sorter, able to work with high cell densities and to sort cells at very high rates. BD assistance for the solution of most problems is excellent. However the instrument is not so easy to work with and the software (FACS Diva) is not very user-friendly: an intensive training is required (provided by BD with the purchase of the instrument) and a dedicated operator or a few well-trained authorised users are strongly advised when the instrument is part of a multi-user facility. The instrument is expensive, as it could be expected for top-level equipment, but some details could have been designed better: for example, the interchangeable sorting nozzles are equipped with ultra-tiny o-rings which easily get lost and are a pain to recover and replace. In conclusion: recommended for its high performances, but it requires to be operated by only well-trained and experienced users."

Review date: 16 Jun 2014 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Mšnster University Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Tumor Stem Cell Separation

"We perform stem cell separation assays in our lab in order to understand mechanisms underlying cancer progression and relapse. We use the BD FACSAria Cell Sorting System, which sorts a cell per drop and thus low volumes include high numbers of cells. Additionally, this machine is fast; although not as sensitive to the cells as other machines using different separation techniques. However, as the goal is to analyze cells immediately after separation this machine is very convenient to us. "

Review date: 22 Apr 2014 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:cell sorting

"Works well for my research. Can easily sort the cancer cells with different colors and markers."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Stempeutics



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Stem cell research

"This is a really high speed cell sorter, you can sort cells of your interest from a mixed population and can seed it directly on to culture well plates. The Diva software is a user friendly Windows based software."

Review date: 16 Apr 2013 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Mater Research Institute



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Cytometry Suite

"I was upgraded to an Aria IIu several years ago. The upgrade was a great investment, greatly improving the performance of the instrument. However, this is an instrument that requires an experienced and well trained operator. It is not a high speed sorter if referenced against a MoFlo, but is much improved on the Vantage. As a rule of thumb the sample speed should be 1/5 of the frequency. In my hands the Aria IIu works best with a 85um nozzle, ~45,000 droplets/sec and a sample speed of <9,000 events/sec, at a sheath pressure of 45psi. My local service & support is superb."

Review date: 20 Nov 2012 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Cancer Cell Biology

"I got great results with the FACSAria, the performance was superb but it did take months to learn how to use it properly. The software interface that comes with it is not exactly user-friendly and the manual is too expansive and too general. There was a workshop to teach us how to use it in my own institute however I didn't find it too helpful as they just re-iterated the manual and didn't even do a test run. I wish I had known before purchase that it would require months of practise or to pay thousands to attend the BD Biosciences course in California in order to use it properly."

Review date: 26 Jan 2012 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: KIRAMS



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"It is optimal for my lab."

Review date: 01 Jul 2011 | BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System

The BD FACSAria™ III is built on the solid foundation of patented technologies, superior multicolor performance, and legendary ease-of-use that has led to the unparalleled success of the BD FACSAria.

Since the introduction of the first BD FACSAria in 2003, each successive generation has opened the complex world of cell sorting to a broader audience of researchers and wider range of applications. Now, the BD FACSAria III system is even more powerful, dependable, and easy to use.


The BD FACSAria III has flexibility built in. With support for up to six lasers, you can choose the configuration that best meets your investment and site requirements today—knowing the system is expandable to up to six lasers to meet future needs

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BD FACSAria Cell-Sorting System

Manufacturer BD Biosciences

3.9 / 5.0 | 9 reviews