Find your flow with our cellular analysis workflow

For more than 30 years, Miltenyi Biotec has worked and collaborated with researchers from around the world to develop innovative tools and technologies for practical workflow solutions. Our constantly growing neuroscience portfolio extends this support in every step of your workflow, making seamless cell solutions a reality. From brain tissue dissociation, cell separation, cultivation and flow cytometric analysis, explore how our cellular analysis solutions can revolutionize your contributions to neuroscience.


Brain tissue dissociation

The success of an experiment relies on the quality of the starting material. Our MACS® Tissue Dissociation Kits together with the gentleMACS™ Octo Dissociator with Heaters gently and efficiently dissociate brain tissue while preserving integrity and surface epitopes of primary neural cells.

  • Efficient walkaway tissue dissociation
  • Preserved cell integrity and high yield of viable cells through gentle processing protocols
  • Dedicated Kits for neonatal, adult (> P7), healthy, or pathological brain tissue

Magnetic isolation of major neural cell types

Our unique cell separation portfolio relies on our proven MACS MicroBead technology. Magnetic labeling of desired target cells or undesired cells and subsequent separation can be performed for all major neural cell types: neurons, microglia, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes. Whether isolating cells in small-scale experiments or working with multiple samples in parallel – our manual, semi-automated, and automated solutions fit your need. 

  • Fast and gentle isolation of target cells
  • Highly purified cells ready for many downstream applications
  • Simple and easy protocol

Neural cell culture

With our MACS Media we ensure you an optimal performance when cultivating neural cells, such as neurons or astrocytes. Our serum-free formula provides a high lot-to-lot consistency with dedicated supplements supporting a reliable growth of cells.

  • Reliable and consistent performance
  • Optimized components for the propagation and long-term survival of rodent neural cells
  • Serum-free media

Flow cytometric analysis of neural cells

Our powerful bench-top flow cytometers offer unique software functionality such as automated calibration, compensation, and automated data analysis to enhance research operations. 

With our MACS Antibodies you can benefit from high sensitivity and performance consistency for functional analysis of sensitive neural cells.

Interested in whole brain imaging?

Check out our complete workflow for whole brain imaging using the UltraMicroscope Blaze™ – the only light sheet microscope that automates 3D imaging of large samples, such as an entire cleared mouse body, or multiple samples such as mouse brains. 

Step-by-step protocols and applications for neural cell research

Working with neuronal cells, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, or microglia? Find application data and comprehensive step-by-protocols covering the entire workflow of isolation, cultivation, and staining.

Additional information

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