October 10, 2023
Meeting the evolving needs in immunology, cell biology and oncology
TOKYO, Japan - October 9, 2023 - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the launch of FP7000 spectral cell sorter that supports high-speed, high-parameter sorting with more than 44 colors with simple workflows, leveraging its patented spectral technology-based optics, advanced electronics and fluidics.
The new high-parameter spectral cell sorter is configurable with up to 6 lasers and 182 detectors enabling the detection and sorting of cell populations of interest, using complex panels comprised of more than 44 colors. It also supports multiple nozzle sizes for optimized sorting of a wide range of cell types. Its high-speed, real-time spectral unmixing capability, which separates the emission signature of each fluorophore from the composite spectral signal from the multi-color sample analyzed, combined with high sheath pressure and reliable drop-delay calibration, enables up to 6-way sorting of populations at event rates of 25,000 events per second.
The FP7000 brings together the superior spectral technology and the versatile workflows from the Sony cell sorter portfolio to provide reliable system automation and guided workflows that enable researchers to obtain results in an unbiased manner as well as improve operational efficiency. This meets the needs of busy laboratories pursuing simple to complex high-parameter applications.
"Sony's life science business is a pioneer in the development of advanced, microfluidics chip-based flow cytometers used for cell analysis leveraging its spectral technologies." said Katsunori Ogawa, Head of Life Science & Technology Business Unit at Sony Corporation. "FP7000 has the core design philosophy of integrating simple operations with these innovative technologies that enable deep profiling and sorting of heterogeneous cell populations for isolating multiple subsets, including dim and rare cell populations. With the expanded flow cytometer portfolio, Sony will support a wide range of solutions in fields such as immunology, cell biology and oncology, and further contribute to the advancement of research in those fields."
FP7000 spectral cell sorter is scheduled to be available in autumn 2024.
Excitation lasers - Up to 6 Lasers (320*2/349/405/488/561/637nm)
Detection optics - 182 channels
Measurement parameters- FSC, SSC, violet SSC*2*3 and 182 fluorescence parameters
Nozzles - 70-, 100-*2 and 130-*2 micron orifice
Input tubes - 0.5*3, 1.5*3, 5 and 15 ml
Output tubes - 1.5*3, 5, 15 and 50*3 ml
Sorting output - 6-way, 4-way, 2-way*4 and multi-well (6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 384 well*5) sorting
Power Source - 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output Data Format - Flow Cytometry Standard (FCS) 3.1
Formed in 2010 through the acquisition of iCyt Mission Technology, Sony's Life Sciences Business has leveraged Sony's proprietary laser optics, such as those used in Blu-ray disc and other optical discs, and polymer technology to develop flow cytometers and fluorescent reagents for cell analysis. The Life Science Business will contribute to scientists in basic research and developers in clinical applications.