The standard version of FCS Express can load FCS files from the BD FACSDiva software, just like you can load data files from any other instrument. However, the FACSDiva Importer in FCS Express Flow Cytometry allows you to import your entire experiment as well.
Often, you will need to share your BD FACSDiva™ experiment with others, or present your analysis, or even adjust the gates, but you are not seated at the acquisition machine. With FCS Express, you can easily import your FACSDiva Experiment file, and then perform all your analysis adjustments, as well as export your analysis to PowerPoint® and Excel®. FCS Express can currently support Diva™ version 4.0 and above.
Once your Experiment is loaded into FCS Express, you can treat your plots just like a plot created in FCS Express. (For tips on importing your FACSDiva Experiments, click here) In Figure 1 below, you see an Experiment created with BD's FACSDiva software. Figure 2 shows how the Experiment was successfully loaded into FCS Express.
As you can see, all the gates, quadrants, markers, plots, and scales
have been maintained. The following Experiment elements are
preserved when loaded into FCS
- All acquisition templates and analysis worksheets.
- The native, high resolution, floating point FCS data.
- All gates with the proper gating hierarchy.
- All compensation settings.
- All markers and quadrants.
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