UNIT 1.1 Overview of Flow Cytometry Instrumentation

  1. Phillip N. Dean1,
  2. Robert A. Hoffman2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/0471142956.cy0101s39

Current Protocols in Cytometry

Current Protocols in Cytometry

How to Cite

Dean, P. N. and Hoffman, R. A. 2007. Overview of Flow Cytometry Instrumentation. Current Protocols in Cytometry. 39:1.1:1.1.1–1.1.8.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Livermore, California

  2. 2

    BD Biosciences, San Jose, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: JAN 2007


This unit describes the technology in general, to give a feel for the interplay between the various parts of a flow cytometer. Topics include cell preparation, detectors, analysis, and sorting. A brief chronology of flow instrumentation development illustrates the long history of the field.