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Flow core facilities play a pivotal role in enabling scientific breakthroughs, providing centralized expertise and technologies to all researchers within their institute. Bio-Rad is committed to helping flow core facilities serve their users’ existing and emerging needs with the instruments and reagents to advance their research. The high‑parameter, high‑throughput, automation‑capable ZE5 Cell Analyzer delivers high quality data from limited samples in a fraction of previous acquisition times, with hands-free capabilities to free up core lab staff’s on-instrument time.

The compact S3e Cell Sorter brings cell sorting to individual users and lets them isolate pure, viable cells anytime for CRISPR gene editing, next‑generation sequencing, and single-cell analysis.

Pair these instruments with our ever‑expanding range of thousands of high quality antibodies and reagents, including the innovative new range of StarBright Dyes for high multicolor resolution, to get reproducible, trustworthy results.

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A Flow Cytometer Built for Automation

High Speed, High Throughput, High Parameter

The ZE5 Cell Analyzer is the only flow cytometer with the ideal combination of production throughput, smart sample-handling, and superior speed and sensitivity. Analyze up to 100,000 events per second with no data abort, expand the depth of your data to up to 27 colors, and use the integrated universal sample loader to freely switch between tube racks and plates. With its device-agnostic API, the ZE5 can be integrated into a robotic work cell for automated analysis; and with its external fluidics upgrades, the ZE5 enables unattended overnight operation for maximal productivity.

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Additional Resources


Flow Cytometry for Exosome Research
Read how flow cytometry can answer more exosome questions than other techniques.
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Improve the Quality of Your Cell Analysis
Discover how the ZE5 Cell Analyzer can significantly expand your cell analysis capabilities compared to traditional flow cytometers.
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Benefits of Flow Cytometry in Immuno-Oncology
See how flow cytometry benefits the development of more successful cancer therapies.
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Small Particle Detection and Analysis on the ZE5 Cell Analyzer
Review the data showing direct exosome detection by flow cytometry.
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Multiparameter Panel for Immunophenotyping Leukocytes
Explore the 19-color white blood cell panel developed using the ZE5 Cell Analyzer's 30 analysis parameters for...
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Flow Experiments Come Alive
See a variety of experimental applications that feature the ZE5 Cell Analyzer and Bio-Rad antibodies and reagents.
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The Ins and Outs of the ZE5 Cell Analyzer
Read about how the ZE5 Cell Analyzer was conceptualized and the many benefits it offers.
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Analysis of Mixed Microbial Populations and Immunotyping of Peripheral Blood
See how the ZE5 Cell Analyzer helps perform accurate high-dimensional multicolor analysis and large panel...
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ZE5 Cell Analyzer Publications List
Discover the fast-growing list of ZE5 publications
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Automation of HT Flow with the ZE5
See what should be considered and what can be accomplished when automating your flow cytometer.
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Cell Sorting

No Experience? No Problem. The cell sorter anyone can use.

Core lab users who need lots of fresh, viable cells for next-gen sequencing and single-cell analysis need a cell sorter that is so easy-to-use your researchers can use it themselves. This frees you up to focus on the more complex cell sorting projects, and gives them the ability to isolate viable cell populations when they need it. The easy-to-use yet powerful S3e Cell Sorter was designed for novice users, but engineered to enable high speed sorts with maximum recovery and viability.

Designed for Rare Cells and Precious Samples

Sorting rare cells and precious samples requires a powerful yet fast cell sorter. Without the S3e Cell Sorter in your lab, your samples are at risk of cell death. Find out how fast and easy it is to preserve your rare and precious samples when sorting with an S3e Cell Sorter, right in your lab.

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Enhance the Power of Droplet Digital Technology with the S3e Cell Sorter

Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital technology enables precise, sensitive analysis of nucleic acids. Combining the S3e with ddPCR or ddSeq lets users quantify DNA/RNA as well as uncover heterogeneity in targeted cell subpopulations.

Pure, Viable Stem Cell Populations

Isolating cancer stem cells from tiny biopsies, stem cells from blood, and iPSCs or ESCs from culture — with high purity and viability — is a challenge that users can meet with the S3e Cell Sorter.

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Experiments Come Alive with Flow AntiBodies and Reagents

Proper sample preparation along with specific antibodies and reagents are key to having the confidence to experiment and expand your flow cytometry panels. We have an ever expanding range of antibodies and reagents to support your research and get you started right away. Below you can access invaluable flow cytometry guides, webinars, protocols, and tips to aid in assay design and data analysis.

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