Generation of single-cell suspensions and homogenates from virus-containing samples 

Generation of single-cell suspensions and homogenates from virus-containing samples 

Working with infectious agents, especially viruses, can be challenging due to the hazardous nature of the sample material and the risk of cross-contamination. Our gentleMACS™ Portfolio can support your virus research by providing a closed and sterile system to reduce handling hazards.

How the gentleMACS Portfolio can help virus research

The gentleMACS Dissociators are a family of benchtop instruments for the automated and standardized dissociation or homogenization of virtually any tissue.

 Viable single-cell suspensions are efficiently obtained by using our unique C Tubes in combination with our tissue-specific enzyme kits, whereas thorough homogenates are easily obtained by using the unique M Tubes. After processing, samples can be used for any cellular and molecular downstream analyses. 

Virus research with the gentleMACS Portfolio can benefit from:

  • A closed and sterile system that reduces handling hazards
  • Single-use consumables to minimize cross-contamination potential and allow for easy disposal
  • Small instrument footprints, which allow for installation under a sterile working bench
  • Over 40 optimized and ready-to-use gentleMACS Programs to simplify and standardize sample handling
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The gentleMACS Portfolio in action in virus research settings

Over 500 publications demonstrate the gentleMACS System assisting in many applications within virus research. 

Virus families covered include Coronaviridae, Filoviridae, Flaviviridae, Herpesviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, Picornaviridae, and Retroviridae.
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