Miltenyi Biotec autoMacs Cell Separator
The AutoMACS is a fully automated bench-top sorter that can be used to perform sterile or non-sterile bulk sorts. Designed for ultra high-speed positive selection as well as depletion, the AutoMACS can isolate virtually any cell type and is compatible with almost any direct or indirect MACS reagent (Miltenyi Biotec). Users need only label cells to be sorted and choose an AutoMACS separation program. The separation is done automatically. Several separation programs can be selected from a touch screen menu. By using the positive selection program, the AutoMACS is capable of isolating up to 2x108 pure target cells within minutes. Cells as rare as 1 in 106 can be enriched to high purity through the use of double positive selection programs. “Untouched” cells may be obtained just as easily by depleting unwanted cells with the AutoMACS depletion programs. The AutoMACS and associated reagents are completely compatible with flow cytometry. Fluorescent and magnetic labeling of cells can be performed simultaneously. After AutoMACS sorting, cells are immediately ready for flow cytometric analysis.