Contact Information

Nina Peitsaro

Biomedicum Helsinki
Haartmaninkatu 8
Room C202b
00290 Helsinki
tel. +358 2 941 25255
flow-unit at

Welcome to Biomedicum Flow Cytometry Unit!

Flow Cytometry Unit provides flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting services as well as user training for new users of the instruments.  

Flow cytometry is a method that allows measurements of various characteristics of individual cells by using fluorescent probes.

Flow cytometry is especially suitable for applications that require high purity. As multiple fluorochromes can be assessed simultaneously, cell sorting can separate complex mixtures of cells on the basis of various cell surface markers or even on the basis of GFP expressed from viral vectors. After sorting, cells can be for example cultured, cloned, or processed for protein expression and function analysis or for mRNA analysis using quantitative PCR or gene array techniques.

Biomedicum Flow Cytometry Unit has a BD Accuri Flow Cytometry analyser and high-speed cell sorters: BD FACSAria II, BD Influx and Sony SH800 which are capable of both analysis and cell sorting. See more on Instruments-page

See also:

Biocenter flow cytometry

Viikki sorting flow cytometry