BD LSRFortessa X-20

Manufacturer BD Biosciences
4.4
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5.0
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Average Rating: 4.4
3 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


The latest generation of a reliable platform, well supported by its manufacturer.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area: Part of my flow cytometry core, used by many groups across multiple partners.

"The Fortessa X20 is essentially the latest generation of the LSR. The platform and the software have been around for over a decade. My instrument is 5 lasers, 18 colours, with emphasis on the violet and yellow/green lasers. Now, 10 months after purchase, my instrument is heavily used both for tubes and 96 well plates on the HTS. Unfortunately, we had a long lag time where a simple but hard to detect problem robbed us of a reliable instrument. BD have been highly supportive throughout the process, even bringing the director of SORP to look at the instrument. I am still likely to replace my aging LSR II with a second Fortessa X20."

Review date: 08 Dec 2015 | BD LSRFortessa X-20
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: LGL Leukemia, cord blood-derived stem cells



  • 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:Mixed lymphocyte reactions, signaling pathway activation, large-scale cell phenotyping

"The LSRFortessa X-20 gives unparalleled flexibility in fluorochrome selection with its 4 laser arrangement. Its fast sample uptake allows processing of large quantities of cells, which is ideal in my applications of looking at rare cell populations such as CD133 hematopoietic stem cells and NK cells in human blood. The familiarity of the FACSDiva software makes the Fortessa a good step up in higher parameter analysis from the Calibur or Canto series. While definitely at a higher price-range than other capable cytometers, the Fortessa allows cytometry to be pushed to its limits with 18 parameter detection and should be considered for any large-scale cytometry applications. After sales care has primarily been carried out by staff of our flow core facility."

Review date: 10 Nov 2015 | BD LSRFortessa X-20
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Novartis



  • 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:Research

"It is a next generation high performance cell analyzer. An innovative and proven platform for multicolor analysis."

Review date: 17 Jan 2014 | BD LSRFortessa X-20
Designed for limited space and boundless potential

The BD LSRFortessa™ X-20 cell analyzer delivers high performance multicolor analysis with the most compact footprint in its class.

The BD LSRFortessa X-20 can be configured with up to 5 lasers, which enables the detection of up to 20 parameters simultaneously. The most common laser choices are blue, red, violet, yellow-green, and UV. Additional laser choices are available and may be configured at the time of purchase or at a later date to meet evolving application requirements.


BD LSRFortessa X-20 Features:

  • Compact Footprint - Flexibility in a Small Space. Fits most flow cytometry analyzer needs, and can be ordered with up to 5 lasers which provides flexibility in laser wavelengths. The system sits easily on the benchtop for the cost-effective use of valuable laboratory space.
  • Optics - Maximum Signal, Minimum Crosstalk. The novel polygon-shaped optical pathway design efficiently maximizes signal detection and increases sensitivity and resolution.
  • Fluidics - The fluidics system is pressure driven, fixed-alignment flow cell design. This design ensures that the laser is precisely focused on the sample stream and the maximum amount of emitted light can be collected for added sensitivity in multicolor applications. Fixed alignment also minimizes startup time, improves experiment-to-experiment reproducibility, and enables automated daily quality control (QC).
  • Controls and Analysis - BD FACSDiva™ software controls the efficient setup, acquisition, and analysis of flow cytometry data from the BD LSRFortessa™ X-20 workstation.
  • Custom Configuration - Wide range of choices to help researchers create the ultimate customized instrument for their requirements.