Cytometry and Antibody Technology

Welcome to the Cytometry and Antibody Technology Core Facility

a Comprehensive Cancer Center Core

Cancer Center members should cite the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30CA014599) when publishing any work assisted by this core facility.

Welcome New Users!

Instructions for getting trained to use CAT Facility instruments and the available services can be found on our New User page. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the CAT Facility Staff.

Institute for Translational Medicine Core Facility Grant

The ITM wants to help you take advantage of core facility resources, awarding up to $5,000 to offset any costs associated with using one of UChicago’s Core Facilities.

Instrument Status

The CAT Facility staff works hard to ensure the instruments are working properly. In the event that there are ongoing issues with any of the instruments the status will posted at the bottom of this page.

New Cell Sorter: The MACSQuant Tyto

The Tyto cell sorter is specifically designed for sterility and biosafety.


The Flood of `21

The CAT Facility got flooded over the weekend and we want to provide as much up-to-date information about the situation and what we're doing about it. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. Check back again here for the most recent updates....

On Brightness

I've been thinking about brightness in flow cytometry lately. It's a simple enough concept, but it's one of these things where you start thinking about it and you may quickly get lost in the numerous moving parts. One could argue that what people really care about is...

Instrument Status

See notes below if bars are yellow or red. The locations of each instrument within the main facility can be found here.


  • No Issues 0% 0%
  • Minor issues 0% 0%
  • Can not be used 0% 0%
  • Aurora-B
  • Aurora-R
  • Fortessa 4-15
  • Fortessa HTS 4-15
  • Attune NxT 4-14
  • LSRII 4-12
  • Bigfoot
  • Aria Fusion 5-18
  • AriaII
  • Tyto
  • Jonas Center Quanteon
  • PME Fortessa
  • PME Aurora
  • Helios Mass Cytometer
  • Image Stream MarkII
  • Luminex 200
  • MSD Quickplex SQ120

The Flood of 21 – A water pipe burst in the lab and water damage was caused to the Fortessa X20, the Aurora G and B. We’ll provide more details as we continue to monitor the situation. The instruments will remain down until further notice. Contact the CAT staff if you need assistance.

The Flood of 21 – A new Aurora unit will be delivered this week, installation is expected on 09/23 09/27. The new Aurora has been installed and is available on the scheduler under the name Aurora R. The Aurora-B will be repaired shortly after. We are replacing the Fortessa X20 with a Agilent Penteon. The PO has been sent and we are awaiting a delivery date.