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MACSQuant® Tyto®

  • Microchip-based cell sorting facilitates gentle sorting
  • Sorting in a disposable and closed cartridge system
  • 3 lasers (405, 488, 638 nm), 8 colors plus 2 scatter channels


The MACSQuant® Tyto® is revolutionizing cell sorting with high-speed, 10-parameter cell sorting in a fully closed cartridge system, the MACSQuant Tyto Cartridge. With its easy “plug and play” format and fully automated laser alignment, this innovative microfluidic flow sorter makes cell sorting accessible to any lab professional. Additionally, the closed cartridge provides full operator safety and protects the cell sample from contamination.


Equipped with three lasers (405, 488, 638 nm), two scatters (backscatter, sidescatter), and eight fluorescent channels, the MACSQuant Tyto is the ideal instruments for rapid, truly walk-away, multi-color flow sorting. With its extremely compact design, the MACSQuant Tyto is a true benchtop instrument that perfectly fits into a typical lab environment.
The heart of the Tyto-system is the MACSQuant Tyto Cartridge, a single disposable carrying the actual sorting micro-chip. Unlike in conventional droplet sorters, no fluidic tubing is present in the system. Instead, the instrument applies a very mild and constant, filtered-air pressure (< 3 psi) onto the cell sample loaded into the MACSQuant Tyto Cartridge driving the cells through the microchip for sorting and subsequently either into the positive or negative sorting chamber (two-way-sorting).
The lack of fluidic tubing in the system means that fluidics start-up and cleaning procedures are no longer required, saving operator-time and reducing costs.
With a maximum flow rate of 55.000 cells/second and 30.000 valve actuations/second, the MACSQuant Tyto delivers uncompromised sorting speed in the presence of a fully closed system.
The cartridge holder of the MACSQuant Tyto can be cooled to 4 °C, providing optimal conditions to remain cell viability and functionality.
The MACSQuant Tyto standard equipment includes an external 32-inch monitor for convenient data analysis.
At the click of a button, you’ll have worldwide, 24-hour remote support. Our live support service allows the user to directly interact with MACSQuant Application Specialists in real time. Your dedicated Support Specialist can review your software setup and take control over the instrument to resolve any issues if desired.

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The MACSQuant® Tyto®
The MACSQuant® Tyto®

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MACSQuant Tyto – Come and join the flow revolution!

MACSQuant Tyto – Come and join the flow revolution!

The MACSQuant® Tyto™ is revolutionizing cell sorting. Our patented microchip-based technology opens up new possibilities in basic research and medical applications with high-speed multi-parameter flow sorting in the safety of a fully enclosed cartridge system. Come and join the flow revolution!

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