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News & New Methods from the SCIF

Recent News/Updates:

June 5-6, 2017 FACS Sorting 2-Day course SCIF will be offering our 2-day sorting course that will cover topics including sorter theory, setup for independent sorting, sample prep, optimizing yield and purity, and sorter biosafey. This course is required for anyone performing after hours and weekend sorting. Please contact David Gravano to register.
November 22, 2016 ARIA III Violet Upgrade 4 new PMTs have been added to the Violet detector array on the ARIA III allowing simultaneous deteciton of BV421, BV510, BV605, BV650, BV711, and BV786.
September 12, 2016 Profilometer Move SCIF has completed the move of the profilometer from the clean room to SE1 379.
September 7, 2016 ARIA II/LSR and Microscopy Move SCIF has completed the move of the LSR/ARIA II and microscopy rooms. All flow cytometry equipment is now located in SE1 153 and microscopy instruments are located in SE1 379.
August 8-9, 2016 FACS Sorting 2-Day course SCIF will be putting on a 2-day sorting course that will cover topics including sorter theory, setup for independent sorting, sample prep, optimizing yield and purity, and sorter biosafey. The course is currently full. Please contact David Gravano for future offerings.
March 21-22, 2016 Intensive 2-Day Flow Course SCIF held an intensive 2-day course on flow cytometry sample prep, acquisition, and data analysis. This course reached enrollment capacity and will be offered on an annual basis.
January 2016 Atomic Force Microscope SCIF has acquired a NT-MDT Next atomic force microscope (AFM) which is now availalbe in the microscopy room.
February 2015 New Profilometer SCIF has purchased a Bruker Dektak XT Profilometer that is now available for use in the cleanroom
September 2014 Biological Safety Cabinets certified We have recertified 3 Biological Safety Cabinets in the SCIF for cell culture use. 
June 2014 BD FACSDiva8.0 Analysis Station online This data analysis workstation (located in SE153) allows users to analyze their data in the SCIF without needing to purchase their own software package for data analysis
May 2014 Aerosol Management Upgrade We now have an aerosol management system installed on the Aria III. This allows control of hazardous aerosols and must be used on all BSL-2 samples including human cell lines, primary human cells, and infectious agents.