MACS Separators are strong permanent magnet that enable the isolation of any cell type. Together with MACS MicroBeads and MACS Columns, they deliver target cells with high purities and recoveries.
When a column is placed in a MACS Separator, the column spheres amplify the magnetic field of the Separator by 10,000-fold, thus inducing a strong magnetic force within the column. Thereby, even cells that are only slightly labeled with MACS MicroBeads are retained in the column.
Depending on your experimental set-up and specific application, we also offer separators for column-independent isolation. Whereas column-dependent isolation relies on magnetic labeling of cells with MicroBeads, isolation without columns enables untouched cell isolation.
Want to switch from manual to automated? Discover our cell separation instruments for semi- or fully automated cell separation procedures.
Check the list of manual separators below and choose the one that fits the column type, cell number, sample number, and sample size you are working with.
For detailed information on the separator and column type recommended for a specific reagent, please refer to the data sheet provided with the particular MACS Cell Separation Reagent.