Booking of operator based cell sorts

How to book a sort with an operator or a power user in training sort

Operator based sorts are exclusively offered at our Irchel and Schlieren locations.

1. Find a free time slot in the instrument calendar first  (reservation system).

2. Complete the Service Request Form and provide all relevant information regarding your sample and the sort conditions.

3. You will receive an automated email with the summary of your request for your documentation. If you do not receive this confirmation the request was not submitted correctly to us!

4. We check the sort operator availability, book your sort slot if possible and confirm your slot by mail as soon as possible.

Please note: If you frequently need do book operator based sorts you may want to activate the "Auto Form Fill" function in your browser to speed up filling the Service Request Form. Your IT-supporter can help if you need support with this.

Guidelines and Registration

Our operator based sort service is esclusively available to registered users of the flow cytometry facility register online.

Please note that the registration via shared equipment is not sufficient to get your cells sorted.

Cancellation of an operator based sort

This can be done free of charge up to 24h prior the start of your sort slot. For any later cancellation the cost will be 100 CHF (1 h operator based sort). If you were not attending your sort session without informing us, you will be charged for the full sort slot.

General Information

If you have any questions regarding the booking process please contact us at