AcouSort – sorting cells with sound
AcouSort in brief
AcouSort develops, produces and sells standalone laboratory products and integrated OEM solutions where ultrasound is used to separate, wash and enrich cells, exosomes and other biological particles for research and diagnostics. The company is based on commercializing the research within acoustofluidics from the world renowned group of professor Thomas Laurell at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Lund University, Sweden. Please read CEO Torsten Freltoft’s aspirations for AcouSort.
AcouSort’s benchtop systems AcouWash and AcouTrap are targeting separation, washing and enrichment applications within cell, bacteria and extracellular vesicle research. In the pipeline are OEM modules such as blood-plasma separation module AcouPlasma, enabling Point-of-Care system providers with online access to plasma based assays without any pretreatment of blood samples.
Future applications range from isolation and up-concentration of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) for cancer monitoring over bacteria enrichment for fast sepsis diagnostics to sorting of stem cells for re-installment of red blood cell production capability in leukemia patients after chemotherapy.