As COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally, pressure is increasing on researchers for fast advances in diagnosis, treatment, and vaccination options. This makes standardization and reproducibility of relevant experiments more crucial than ever. MACS® Cell Separation products have been used for decades in virology research, where their high degree of automation helps keep scientists safe.
Isolated immune cell subsets can be used to study T cell immune response to a viral infection, isolate B cells from immunized animals in vaccine research, or monitor cell-mediated immunity in recovered patients. Of course, assays are only as reliable as their components, hence the need for highly pure and viable cell subsets for co-stimulation assays, killing assays, and genomic analyses. Miltenyi Biotec offers magnetic cell isolation products for direct as well as untouched immune cell isolation from human, mouse, and non-human primate-derived tissues and blood products.
Isolating cell subsets from tissue samples can be complex, but combining the gentleMACS™ Dissociator with MACS MicroBeads gives unmatched purity and viability, which can be further enhanced using the Dead Cell Removal Kit.
Indirect MicroBeads, such as anti-biotin MicroBeads, are useful when working with novel markers for which direct cell isolation products are not available.
Watch this short video on how to isolate cells straight from blood using the MultiMACS Cell24 Separator.
Minimizing exposure to potentially contaminated samples is critical for scientists’ safety, and fully automated workflows allow precious time in the lab to be spent on other tasks.
For high-throughput cell isolations we recommend the MultiMACS™ Instrument Family, which allows magnetic cell isolation from up to 24 samples simultaneously, as well as processing of large blood samples, such as buffy coats, without the use of density gradient centrifugation.
Watch how cell isolation on the autoMACS Pro Separator works.