Equipped with three lasers (405, 488, 638 nm), two scatters (back scatter, side scatter), and eight fluorescent channels, the MACSQuant Tyto is the ideal instruments for rapid, truly walk-away, multi-color cell 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-use disposable carrying the actual sorting micro-chip. Unlike on conventional droplet sorters, no fluidic tubing is present in the system. Additionally, cells sorted by the MACSQuant Tyto do not experience high sorting pressure or charge and do not get decompressed. Instead, the instrument applies a very mild and constant, filtered-air pressure (< 3 psi) onto the cell sample loaded into the MACSQuant Tyto Cartridge. This mild air pressure drives 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 stabilization 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 chamber of the instrument, where the MACSQuant Tyto Cartridge is located during sorting, 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.