Our facility is open to all scientists in CRI, UT Southwestern, and other interested institutions.

For untrained users, our staff is available to operate instrumentation Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Facility training courses are available for those interested in being self-operators through flow facility staff members. Training includes mastery of sample preparation, instrumentation, and analysis software. Flow cytometers are relative measurement devices; therefore, outcomes depend on proper setup and use.

For qualified self-operators, the facility is open 24/7.

To schedule time with our instruments, please visit CRI’s PPMS.


Training needs to be requested on CRI’s PPMS system and will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Training is recommended if you will be using our instruments once a week for at least six months. Training is three sessions for analyzers and sorters. Each session is 1½ -2 hours one to one on the machine.

Before your scheduled training time on the machine, you will be required to complete all sections of WORK-FLOW Flow Cytometry Essentials eLearning (< 2h). Information on how to access this eLearning will be sent to you via email after you have requested training. The cost of the training is $75 plus time on the instrument.


Services Internal External Commercial
FACS Aria Fusion Assisted/Training $91.00 $182.00 $273.00
FACS Aria Fusion Autonomous $75.00 $120.00 $180.00
FACS Aria II SORP (4 lasers) Assisted/Training $91.00 $182.00 $273.00
FACS Aria II SORP (4 lasers) Autonomous $75.00 $120.00 $180.00
FACS Aria II SORP (5 lasers) Assisted/Training $91.00 $182.00 $273.00
FACS Aria II SORP (5 lasers) Autonomous $75.00 $120.00 $180.00
FACS Canto RUO (12 parameters) Assisted/Training $75.00 $110.00 $165.00
FACS Canto RUO (12 parameters) Autonomous $55.00 $60.00 $90.00
FACS Lyric Assisted/Training $75.00 $120.00 $180.00
FACS Lyric Autonomous $55.00 $80.00 $120.00
LSRFortessa SORP Assisted/Training $85.00 $140.00 $210.00
LSRFortessa SORP Autonomous $65.00 $100.00 $150.00
FACS Symphony S6 Assisted/Training $91.00 $182.00 $273.00
FACS Symphony S6 Autonomous $75.00 $120.00 $180.00
FlowJo site license (Quarterly) $100.00 $200.00 $300.00
FlowJo site license (Yearly) $400.00 $800.00 $1,200.00