BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer

Manufacturer BD Biosciences
4.3
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5.0
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Average Rating: 4.3
25 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
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Department of Regenerative Medicine and Immune Regulation, Medical University of Bialystok



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Immunophenotyping, Intracellular cytokines analysis, Cell cycle analysis, Proliferation assays

"Basing on broad experience in flow cytometry and different cytometers, I consider FACSCalibur as a necessary device in each laboratory conducting scientific and/or clinical analysis. Simplicity of use following short training makes it easy to use even by beginners. Despite the fact that customer service is always very helpful and available, FACSCalibur does not require too much effort when it comes to maintenance and keeping the device fully functional for a long time. Considering costs of the cytometer and necessary fluids, it is the best choice compared to other, even more advanced, cytometers supplied with more lasers and detectors because FACSCalibur equipment satisfies most of needs in routine scientific and clinical work."

Review date: 15 Jul 2015 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: Ecomed(SL)Ltd



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Stem Cell Banking

"This a easy to use high end equipment with good throughput and long lasting equipment with easy to use reagents and markers with open platform."

Review date: 27 Jun 2014 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Department of Regenerative Medicine and Immune Regulation, Medical University of Bialystok



  • 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:Immunophenotyping

"Despite continuous technological progress and emergence of new improved flow cytometers, FACSCalibur, owing to its reliability and efficiency, after all these years that has passed since it was first released, is still one of the most often used flow cytometers in research. In my opinion FACSCalibur is the best option to start the adventure with flow cytometry to really understand the principles of the technique and then appreciate its advantages in everyday research routine. Even though, I work also with newer equipment including FACSCanto II and FACSAria III, FACSCalibur is still the most often used flow cytometer in our lab thanks to its all features mentioned above and relatively low price of the device in general. "

Review date: 22 Apr 2014 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Massachusetts General 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:Cell Biology

"It is a very versatile and easy to use machine. The Support and software is useful and intuitive. "

Review date: 22 Apr 2014 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer


  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2008

  • Organization: Zanjan University of Medical Sciences



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cancer Research & Drug Resistance

"This is a sophisticated machine for molecular biology investigation. The software is simple with a good troubleshooting. The hardware is well designed to reduce the complications."

Review date: 09 Apr 2014 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Medizinische Hochschule Hannover



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:cell sorting

"This is easy to use for beginners. The software is quite user friendly and helps the learners to pick it up fast. I regularly use this machine; it is very fast and can screen a large number of samples."

Review date: 05 Nov 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University Hospital of Ghent



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

  • Application Area:WBC Cluster of differentiation

"This platform was mainly designed to determine all parameters on the surface of WBC, known as CD which are all receptors on the upper membrane of the WBC. The system is user-friendly and the user can separately look at the different parameters on the same level through the software. Calibrating and maintenance of the device is well explained on the main screen and it has more specificity and sensitivity than the FC500 designed by Beckman Coulter."

Review date: 04 Nov 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Manchester Metropolitan University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:cell cycle

"The initial protocol is very easy. The machine is easy to operate, with the only small problem being the operating system (Apple Mac instead of PC)."

Review date: 07 Oct 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF BASEL



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

  • Application Area:Immunology

"This flow cytometry system allows a fast and reliable analysis of phenotype and functional properties of CD8 and CD4 T cells."

Review date: 30 Jul 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: MEDSANTEK



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:HEMATOLOGY/IMMUNOLOGY

"BD FacsCalibur is a phenomenon for flow cytometry machines. Most reference laboratories of hematology/immunology are using this technology. I can say as an immunologist/flow cytometry technician, that FacsCalibur is the best 4 color flow cytometry in the world."

Review date: 26 Jun 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA (VAT 501617582)



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Biotechnology

"On my research activity I use a fairly broad range of equipment. One I use the most is flow cytometry (Beckton Dickinson) for different applications as assessment of cell viability, intracellular proteins, and cell cycle. Equipment is user friendly both in terms of samples processing and data acquisition and analysis."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: University of Illinois at Chicago



  • 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:FACS

"We use this system for sorting and facs analysis. The machine even though it is old, it is more accurate and precise."

Review date: 03 Jun 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: UNIV. DE LA FRONTERA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Bone marrow

"This equipment is very easy to use, software is very friendly. The results are very easy to understand. I like it to use and I am happy to recommend to my colleagues."

Review date: 21 May 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cancer cell expression

"A versatile and easy-to-use instrument. Maintenance and care is easy, and the system is robust.  Just 6 buttons, no sweat!"

Review date: 20 May 2013 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Hannover Medical School



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

Review date: 20 Oct 2011 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"We use this instrument all the time."

Review date: 26 Jul 2011 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CTR.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Really useful for my profiling for cancer stem cell markers."

Review date: 18 Jul 2011 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Gets clogged easily, but great service."

Review date: 11 Jul 2011 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Very good equipment."

Review date: 06 Jul 2011 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: UNIV. OF FLORIDA



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 3.0
"It's perfectly useful and worth the money you pay."

Review date: 05 Jul 2011 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Dan Technologies Ltd



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

Review date: 23 Jun 2008 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: University of Nevada Las Vegas



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

Review date: 24 Aug 2007 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: PDL Biopharma



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

Review date: 25 Jun 2007 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2004

  • Organization: -



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

Review date: 21 Jul 2004 | BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
BD FACSCalibur - The flow cytometer for your routine cell analysis needs

The BD FACSCalibur Flow Cytometry System is another BD first: the only four-color, dual-laser, benchtop system available today that is capable of both cell analysis and sorting. Designed specifically to support a wide range of applications, the BD FACS Calibur System is a fully integrated multiparameter system.

The BD FACSCalibur System combines unique dual-laser technology, an automated sample loader option, and powerful software to provide the high throughput necessary to meet productivity requirements of today's clinical laboratories. The modularity and innovative technology designed into the BD FACSCalibur System also offer investigators the performance and flexibility required for a variety of research applications.

The BD FACSCalibur™ instrument's built-in versatility meets the current demands of both clinical and research environments. Its flexibility will help you meet tomorrow's demands.