gentleMACS™ C Tubes are used in combination with the gentleMACS Dissociators for the automated dissociation of tissues to obtain single-cell suspensions with a high viability rate. The C Tubes are designed for safe and sterile sample handling and enable a dissociation procedure that is gentle to cells. Thus, the single-cell suspensions can be used for a wide variety of applications including cell separation, cell analysis, and cell culture.
The cap of the C Tube bears a specially designed stator and rotor that provide for highly efficient tissue dissociation. A septum-sealed opening in the center of the cap allows the user to pipette samples without opening the tube. Sample volumes from 500 µL up to 10 mL can be processed in a single tube.