The SickKids-UHN Flow Cytometry Facility at PGCRL

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Flow cytometry, mass cytometry, cell sorting and analytical flow cytometry services and instrumentation

Areas of expertise

The SickKids-UHN Flow Cytometry Facility provides access to state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometers, mass cytometers and high-speed cell sorters and cell separators. Facility staff members operate and maintain the instruments, assist researchers in protocol selection and development, and train students, post-doctoral fellows and technologists to operate the analytical cytometers and to use data analysis software. In addition, we provide phospho-flow analysis, flow cytometry acquisition services and data analysis services.

The Flow Cytometry Facility also has a location at the University Health Network’s Toronto Medical Discovery Tower (TMDT), for which a Navigator profile can be viewed here.

Research services

Analytical flow cytometry (assisted and unassisted), phospho-flow analysis, cell sorting, automated magnetic cell separation
CyTOF mass cytometry (analytical mass cytometry/validated mass cytometry antibodies/antibody metal labeling service)
flow cytometry training, flow and mass cytometry data analysis, consultations, protocol development

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Forestry and forest-based industries
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Ocean industries

Specialized lab




Beckman Coulter MoFlo XDP

15-colour cell sorter


Beckman Coulter MoFlo Astrios

14-colour cell sorter


Becton Dickinson LSRFortessa

14-colour analytical flow cytometer


Becton Dickinson LSR II (2)

14-18 colour analytical flow cytometer


Life Technologies Attune®

Acoustic focusing analytical flow cytometer


Sony SH800 cell sorter

Six-colour cell sorter


Fluidigm CyTOF 2

Mass cytometer