Flow Cytometry and Virometry Core Facility

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Flow cytometry acquisition, analysis and sorting services for cells, yeast, bacteria, viruses and extracellular vesicles. We also offer training seminars and workshops.

Area(s) of Expertise

The Flow Cytometry and Virometry Core Facility offers high-speed cell-sorting services, magnetic cell separation, benchtop flow cytometry acquisition and training and support to the research community.

We provide research support for projects focussing on all types of eukaryotic cells, bacteria, yeast, viruses and small particles and vesicles (e.g., exosomes).

Research Services

Flow cytometry acquisition, high-speed cell sorting, magnetic cell separation, training, data analysis, consultation

Sectors of Application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Defense and security industries
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Flow Cytometry and Virometry Core Facility


Analyzer with four lasers and 16 colour detection.


BD Celesta

Analyzer with three lasers and 12 colour detection


Beckman MoFlo Astrios sorter

High-speed cell sorter with five lasers and 24 fluorescent detectors


autoMACS Pro separator

Magnetic cell separator