Easy filtration of CTC
Use the Pump-unit in combination with the filtration disposable. Connect the filtration disposable to the Pump-unit, set the pressure to the correct value and add the whole blood sample without pre-processing, lysing or fixation. For filtration of whole blood for detection of CTCs, a microsieve is used containing 160.000 pores with a diameter of 5 micrometer.
Easy control of the pressure
The Pump-unit creates a negative pressure at the waste side of the disposable. The unit has a adjustable pressure from 0 – 500 mbar, which can be easily set by the use of a single button. There is a display to readout the pressure.
It takes around 1 minute to filter a tube of whole blood with a volume of 10ml. Different collection tubes and fixatives require different pressures, see our protocol section for more details.
The waste container can take up to 40ml of fluid, which is also the maximum amount of liquid which can be processed at once. Besides whole blood also other body fluids can be filtered, such as spinal fluid.
|Application:||Rare Cell Enumeration, Single cell analysis, Clonal expansion|