Member since: 2019
Application Area: Tissue dissociation
"I work in cancer research, using in-vivo mouse immunocompromised models, in which I inject cancer cells and monitor the growth of subcutaneous tumors. The instrument allows me to get reproducible results of cell analysis after tumor dissection. We compared several sets of conditions and analyzed the single cell suspension by various means, including biochemistry and flow cytometry. The instrument is very easy to use, and I would definitely recommend it to other scientists. "
Member since: 2018
Essential piece of equipment.
Application Area:Dissociation of primary human lung tissue for single cell preparations
"This device has saved us hours as compared to manually mincing tissue prior to enzyme-mediated digestion of primary human lung tissue. It has also allowed for standardization of the process."
The gentleMACS™ Octo Dissociator with Heaters is a benchtop instrument for the fully automated and standardized tissue dissociation or homogenization of up to eight samples.
Equipped with eight individual heating units and numerous optimized and ready-to-use gentleMACS Programs the gentleMACS Octo Dissociator with Heaters offers a fully automated workflow for tissue dissociation. In addition, the instrument allows the user to create user-defined programs for almost any biological material. All eight positions can be operated independently.
Single-cell suspensions or thorough homogenates are easily and reproducibly obtained using the unique C Tubes or M Tubes. These single-use gentleMACS Tubes allow sample preparation in a closed and sterile system, providing a high level of user safety and minimize cross-contamination.
The gentleMACS Octo Dissociator with Heaters is equipped with several programs for fully automated tissue dissociation into single-cell suspensions, including:
Additionally, user-defined programs can be used to create fully automated workflows for all other tissue types.