The MACSQuant® Analyzer 10 is a cell analyzer that is developed by MiltenylBiotec to perform automated multi-color flow cytometry. This instrument is a benchtop flow cytometer that is designed to occupy a minimal amount of space. The highlights of this machine include its optical system, multi-sample capability, and aut nm, omated system for labeling MACSQuant column that is used for magnetic rare cell pre-enrichment.
The MACSQuant Analyzer 10 consists of three lasers that have wavelengths of 405 nm, 638 nm, and 488 nm. The system also uses front and side scatter parameters to determine the relative size of samples. There are also eight fluorescent channels that are available. In a single run this instrument is able to process 96 cell samples when it is optimized with the MACS MiniSampler, an optional accessory. The MACS MiniSampler can hold numerous tube racks of varying formats in addition to miccrotiter plates and a maximum of four reagents that are used to automatically stain cells.
Miltenyi provides a wide assortment of reagents that are supported by the MACSQuant Analyzer 10. These reagents are capable of detect of common types of cells that include cancer stem cells, antigen-specific T cells, cytokine-secreting cells, dendritic cells, endothelial progenitor cells, and circulating tumor cells. Researchers who need to process samples of rare cells can take advantage of the MACSQuant column that is integrated in the system.
The MACSQaunt Analyzer 10 provides absolute cell counts, but does so volumetrically and automatically. The results are provided in the form of events/uL for each sample and population. The cell counting process is designed to compete in 60 seconds or less, which should prevent the operator from having to use costly particles and beads.
The accessories that are available for the MACSQuant Analyzer are the same as for any MACSQuant Analyzer system. These include buffers, MACS chill racks, calibration beads, the MACS MiniSampler, and the MACSQuant Columns.
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