Bigfoot Spectral Cell Sorter

Designed by cell sorting experts for high-performance, high-throughput cell sorting

Designed by cell sorting experts for high-performance, high-throughput cell sorting

The Invitrogen Bigfoot Spectral Cell Sorter is a fluorescence-activated cell sorter designed with cell sorting technology that can expand your reach while fitting your workflow. With up to 9 lasers and 60 detectors, you can run your existing experiments using conventional compensation, or take advantage of the spectral cell sorting capabilities to resolve even more cell populations. Integrated biocontainment and aerosol management help protect you and your samples.


The Bigfoot Spectral Cell Sorter is high-speed and high-throughput, capable of sorting a 96-well plate in as little as 11 seconds and a 384-well plate in 20 seconds. Simple enough for an individual lab, and robust enough for a core facility, the Bigfoot Spectral Cell Sorter can help you master the full range of sorting experiments such as deep immunophenotyping, genomics, cell and gene therapy research, single-cell sorting, and other high-performance, high-throughput cell sorting applications.

Conventional or spectral analysis

Migrate your flow cytometry experiments and protocols directly using conventional compensation, or apply spectral unmixing to expand your parameters and discovery.

Flexible cell types and sorting applications

Sample from your choice of tubes and sort into tubes, plates, slides, or a genomics chip. Especially well suited for applications requiring high performance and high-throughput.

Automation and software wizards

Advanced automation and Sasquatch software wizards and tools allow operators with all levels of knowledge to control the system with confidence and ease.

FREE—Flow Cytometry Panel Design Service and Panel Builder Tool

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Spectral Flow Cytometry Fundamentals

Learn about the history of spectral flow cytometry, the players in the marketplace, and the technological differences among spectral instrumentation. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user, these fundamentals will help you conceptualize advances in spectral flow cytometry and how to think about designing experiments for a spectral cytometer.