Magnetic cell enrichment
Using magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS), we can isolate the cells you need for your assays.
Do you need to study circulating tumor cells (CTCs)? These cells can also be isolated with a combination of magnetic cell enrichment and flow cytometry. We can take a blood sample and enrich for the non-leukocyte cell population. After isolating these cells, you can put them into a functional assay.
- Positive selection uses an antibody specific to your cell of interest to pull it out of a mixed population of cells.
- Negative selection is used to remove cells you are not interested in to decrease the risk of activating your cells with bound antibodies, leaving your cells “untouched”.