Automated Cell and Blood Sample Separations
AcouWash Separation Principle
In the AcouWash, acoustic forces are used to separate different cells and microparticles from each other based on differences in their physical properties. Gentle ultrasound is used to move target cells from one flow path to another as the sample travels through a microchannel. With its gentle automated processing, AcouWash is excellent for performing sensitive separations and handling fragile cells without any loss in viability. The result is high-quality samples with minimal variation.
AcouWash can easily perform blood sample separations to enrich target components from blood samples. This includes separation of plasma from whole blood as well as isolation of platelets or mononuclear cells. AcouWash can also be used for separation of bacteria from blood, and enrichment of rare cells such as Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC).
AcouWash is ideal for cell wash applications where cells gently are washed to remove background contaminants.
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