High-Speed Cell Sorter Biosafety and Containment Testing

High-Speed Cell Sorter Biosafety and Containment Testing


December 18, 2019


Presented by:

Geoffrey Lyon, M.P.H.  
Yale Flow Cytometry Facility Manager/BSL-3 Sort Operator
Yale University School of Medicine


About the Presenter

      • Yale University Flow Cytometry Facility, 2003-present
      • ISAC Biosafety Committee Member, 2015-present 
      • ABSA International Course Presenter; 2012,2014, 2019 
      • Yale BSL-3 Subcommittee Member 
      • BSL-3 Certified Researcher and Trainer 
      • Discovered cell sorter AMS filter failures


Webinar Summary

This webinar explores the various biosafety aspects of high-speed cell sorting.  The emphasis of this presentation is the evolution and development of aerosol containment testing, including the new ISAC standard that uses a novel impactor and microspheres to test containment.  This new assay can be utilized to test sorters housed inside or outside of a biosafety cabinet.


Learning Objectives

  • Examine the hazards and risks associated with cell sorting along with a detailed explanation of the latest containment testing method after this webinar.   
  • Describe how to implement the new testing method into existing safety protocols to ensure cells sorters have adequate aerosol containment.    


Who Should Attend

Anyone who uses high-speed cell sorters, sort operators, health and safety professionals, or anyone interested in biosafety.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
December 18, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
High-Speed Cell Sorter Biosafety and Containment Testing
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Society for Clinical Pathology
CMLE: 1.00
ISAC Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price:$0.00