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

Areas 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

We also offer training seminars and workshops.

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Defence and security industries
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment




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




University of Ottawa Core Facilities