Standardized muscle dissociation made easy
The Skeletal Muscle Dissociation Kit, used in combination with the gentleMACS Dissociator, allows for standardized, automated, and gentle dissociation of skeletal muscle from mouse or rat tissue. This technology uses tissue-specific dissociation kits, the gentleMACS Dissociators, and the gentleMACS C Tubes. The uniquely designed gentleMACS C Tubes are equipped with built-in rotors to deliver efficient dissociation of the sample. The enzyme mix included in the dissociation kit ensures preservation of cell surface epitopes, which is critical for subsequent cell separation steps.
Choose the instrument that matches your lab’s throughput. The gentleMACS Dissociator gives you two parallel slots, while the gentleMACS Octo Dissociator allows for the processing of up to 8 samples in parallel or in sequence. For even greater convenience, the gentleMACS Octo Dissociator with Heaters allows walkaway processing of skeletal muscles in 90 minutes without any hands-on time.
One central component of the gentleMACS Dissociator technology is the gentleMACS Tube. Each element of the gentleMACS C Tube has been engineered to ensure efficient tissue dissociation and high yields of viable single cells.