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Full Spectrum Flow Cytometry for All

The Cytek Northern Lights is a full spectrum flow cytometer that shifts the paradigm in what scientists expect to see in performance from an affordable one-to-three laser system. Cytek Northern Lights incorporates the same groundbreaking technologies as the Aurora system, allowing for a wide array of new fluorochrome combinations without reconfiguring your system for each application. The Northern Lights, with its easy-to-use workflow is the highly valuable full spectrum flow solution for everyday research applications.


Key Features

  • High Value

Upgradeable from one laser and nine colors to three lasers and 24 colors, there is a Northern Lights configuration to fit your needs

  • Remarkable Sensitivity

Sensitivity redefined using state-of-the-art optics and low-noise electronics

  • Easy, Flexible, and Intuitive

One configuration for all assay, use any commercially available fluorochrome, intuitive software

  • Low Cost of Ownership

Use fewer lasers to run more colors for greater cost savings and less setup time between experiments

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (W x D X H) Without loader: 54 x 52 x 52 cm With loader: 58 x 62 x 52 cm
Instrument weight Instrument weight: 61 kg Loader weight: 13 kg
Power 100-140 VAC, 15A or 200-250 VAC, 10A
Temperature 15–28°C
Humidity 20%-85% relative non-condensing
Forward and side scatter resolution Performance is optimized for resolving lymphocytes, monocytes, and granulocytes.
Side scatter resolution Capable of resolving 0.2μm beads from noise.
Sample flow rates Low: 15 μL/min, Medium: 30 μL/min, High: 60 μL/min, Plate high-throughput mode: 100 μL/min
Fluidic modes Long clean, SIT flush, Purge filter, Clean flow cell

Aurora & Northern Lights Testimonial

  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Cytek BiosciencesCytek Biosciences is committed to providing powerful solutions that enable scientists to rapidly and efficiently obtain deep biological insights through high quality, high parametric datasets. We are on a mission to advance cancer and cell biology research using a powerful cell analysis technique called full spectrum flow cytometry.