Flow cytometry is the science of measure the physical and biochemical processes on cells and cell-like particles. This analysis is performed in an instrument called the flow cytometer. FACS Analysis is the short-hand expression for this type of cell analysis
The term FACS stands for Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorting, a term first coined by Len Herzenberg in the 1970’s, and later trademarked by Becton Dickinson. Since that time, FACS has come to be used as a generic term for all of flow cytometry, even though it is a specific trademarked term.
My other passions include grilling, wine tasting, and real food. To be honest, my biggest passion is flow cytometry, which is something that Carol and I share. My personal mission is to make flow cytometry education accessible, relevant, and fun. I’ve had a long history in the field starting all the way back in graduate school.
Latest posts by Tim Bushnell (see all)
- 3 Action Steps You Can Take Right Now To Improve Your Flow Cytometry Reproducibility - April 11, 2019
- 3 Considerations To Ensure Your Cell Sorting Flow Cytometry Experiments Run Smoothly - March 14, 2019
- 3 Questions You Should Be Asking About Flow Cytometry Controls For Your Experiments - February 28, 2019