Bio-nanopatterning of Surfaces.

Bio-nanopatterning of Surfaces.

Bio-nanopatterning of surfaces is a really lively interdisciplinary subject of analysis on the interface between bioexpertise and nanotechnology. Precise patterning of biomolecules on surfaces with nanometre decision has nice potential in lots of medical and biological functions starting from molecular diagnostics to superior platforms for basic research of molecular and cell biology. 

Bio-nanopatterning expertise has superior at a fast tempo in the previous few years with a spread of patterning methodologies being developed for immobilising biomolecules equivalent to DNA, peptides, proteins and viruses on the nanoscale on a broad vary of substrates.

In this evaluate, the standing of analysis and growth are described, with explicit concentrate on the latest advances on the use of nanolithographic strategies as instruments for biomolecule immobilisation on the nanoscale.

Present strengths and weaknesses, as effectively future challenges on the totally different nanolithographic bio-nanopatterning approaches are mentioned.

Hypoglycemic exercise of bio-tea in mice.

Administration of bio-tea (1.71 ml/kg) to regular albino mice prompted hypoglycemia after 30 min which reached to most after 2 hr with a big lower in blood sugar degree (BSL) and have become regular past eight hr. In alloxan-induced diabetic albino mice, repeated therapies of bio-tea for three days (5 doses) led to a big fall in imply BSL.

Continuous lower in BSL was noticed after four hr of administration of final dose of bio-tea. Hypoglycemic impact was persistent in alloxan-induced diabetic mice.

Effect on glucose tolerance check confirmed a big fall in BSL of bio-tea handled animals after 1 hr of glucose therapy indicating hypoglycemic impact of bio-tea.

[Preface for special issue on bio-based materials (2016)].

Bio-based supplies are new supplies or chemical substances with renewable biomass as uncooked supplies equivalent to grain, legume, straw, bamboo and wooden powder.

This class of supplies contains bio-based polymer, biobased mostly fiber, glycotechnology merchandise, biobased mostly rubber and plastics produced by biomass thermoplastic processing and primary biobased mostly chemical substances, as an illustration, bio-alcohols, natural acids, alkanes, and alkenes, obtained by bio-synthesis, bio-processing and bio-refinery.

Owing to its environmental pleasant and useful resource conservation, bio-based supplies have gotten a brand new dominant business taking the lead on the earth scientific and technological innovation and financial growth.

An overview of bio-based supplies growth is reported on this particular subject, and the economic standing and analysis progress of the next facets, together with biobased mostly fiber, polyhydroxyalkanoates, biodegradable mulching movie, bio-based polyamide, protein based mostly biomedical supplies, bio-based polyurethane, and modification and processing of poly(lactic acid), are launched.

Bio-TDS: bioscience query tool discovery system.

Bio-TDS: bioscience query tool discovery system.

Bioinformatics and computational biology play a vital function in bioscience and biomedical analysis. As researchers design their experimental tasks, one main problem is to search out probably the most related bioinformatics toolkits that may result in new information discovery from their knowledge.

The Bio-TDS (Bioscience Query Tool Discovery Systems, http://biotds.org/) has been developed to help researchers in retrieving probably the most relevant analytic instruments by permitting them to formulate their questions as free textual content.

The Bio-TDS is a versatile retrieval system that affords customers from a number of bioscience domains (e.g. genomic, proteomic, bio-imaging) the power to query over 12 000 analytic tool descriptions built-in from well-established, group repositories.

One of the first parts of the Bio-TDS is the ontology and pure language processing workflow for annotation, curation, query processing, and analysis.

The Bio-TDS’s scientific impression was evaluated utilizing pattern questions posed by researchers retrieved from Biostars, a web site specializing in BIOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS: The Bio-TDS was in comparison with 5 comparable bioscience analytic tool retrieval methods with the Bio-TDS outperforming the others by way of relevance and completeness.

The Bio-TDS gives researchers the capability to affiliate their bioscience query with probably the most related computational toolsets required for the info evaluation of their information discovery course of.

Bio-TDS: bioscience query tool discovery system.
Bio-TDS: bioscience query tool discovery system.

Scaffold-Free Bio-3D Printing Using Spheroids as “Bio-Inks” for Tissue (Re-)Construction and Drug Response Tests.

In latest years, scaffold-free bio-3D printing utilizing cell aggregates (spheroids) as “bio-inks” has attracted growing consideration as a technique for 3D cell building. 

Bio-3D printing makes use of a method known as the Kenzan technique, whereby spheroids are positioned one-by-one in a microneedle array (the “Kenzan”) utilizing a bio-3D printer.

The bio-3D printer is a machine that was developed to carry out bio-3D printing robotically. Recently, it has been reported that cell constructs may be produced by a bio-3D printer utilizing spheroids composed of many forms of cells and that this could contribute to tissue (re-)building.

This progress report summarizes the manufacturing and effectiveness of assorted cell constructs ready utilizing bio-3D printers.

It additionally considers the longer term points and prospects of assorted cell constructs obtained by utilizing this technique for additional improvement of scaffold-free 3D cell constructions.

Association of vitamin E with rapid thawing on goat semen.

Association of vitamin E with rapid thawing on goat semen.

The goal of this research was to guage the consequences of vitamin E related with rapid thawing on cryopreserved goat semen. Two bucks had been used and eight ejaculates per animal had been collected utilizing synthetic vagina.

Semen was diluted with the next therapies: BIOXCELL (management), BIOXCELL + Equex (sodium lauryl sulphate) and BIOXCELL + vitamin E 100 μM. Semen was packaged into 0.25 mL straws and cooled at 5°C for 1 hour. Freezing was carried out in liquid nitrogen vapor (-155°C) throughout 15 minutes. Then, the straws had been immersed in liquid nitrogen (-196°C).

Straws had been thawed at 38°C/60 seconds or at 60°C/7 seconds with instant sperm evaluation. Hypoosmotic swelling take a look at was carried out including a 20 μL aliquot of thawed semen to 1 mL of hypoosmotic answer (100 mOsm · Kg(-1)) adopted by incubation throughout 60 minutes in water bathtub (38°C). Vitamin E didn’t have an effect on any studied parameters (P>> 0.05).

Nevertheless, defrosting price of 60°C/7 seconds improved sperm membrane purposeful integrity (P < 0.05). Current data about goat semen cryopreservation isn’t ample to make sure excessive post-thawing restoration charges; thus, this research brings necessary knowledge about utilizing antioxidants and completely different thawing charges on cryopreservation course of.

Characterization and cryopreservation of semen from endangered markhor goats (Capra falconeri heptneri) with analysis of reproductive seasonality.

The goals of this research had been to find out the reproductive seasonality of 4 captive markhor goats (Capra falconeri heptneri), to characterize semen collected by electroejaculation, and to match extenders and processing methods for semen cryopreservation.

Association of vitamin E with rapid thawing on goat semen.
Association of vitamin E with rapid thawing on goat semen.

Over the course of 1 yr, imply month-to-month scrotal circumference, serum testosterone, and fecal testosterone had been measured and located to be inversely related with day size. Maximum scrotal circumference (25.2 +/- 0.9 cm), serum testosterone (521.0 +/- 103.four ng/dl), and fecal testosterone (382.5 +/- 90.

Three ng/g) occurred in November, when day size was brief (9.7 +/- 0.1 hr). Once a month for Three mo (December, January, and February), bucks had been anesthetized for electroejaculation and semen analysis. Semen samples had been divided into six aliquots for extension and cryopreservation in soy-based Bioxcell or Tris-based extender with 5 or 15% egg yolk, with and with out centrifugation.

Samples had been then thawed for repeat analysis 1-Three mo later. Postthaw analysis revealed no important variations between centrifuged and noncentrifuged samples.

Sperm in Tris 5% and 15% egg yolk displayed greater complete motility at 0, 3, and 6 hr postthaw and better progressive motility postthaw in contrast with sperm in Bioxcell (P < 0.05).

Sperm in Bioxcell displayed greater viability than sperm in each Tris-egg yolk extenders (P < 0.01), extra intact acrosomes than sperm in Tris-15% egg yolk (P < 0.05), and a bent for extra intact acrosomes than sperm in Tris-5% egg yolk (P < 0.10).

Sperm in Tris-5% egg yolk tended to have a better proportion of morphologically regular sperm in contrast with Bioxcell (P < 0.10). This research gives proof that markhor goats exhibit seasonality in scrotal circumference and testosterone ranges and that centrifugation could also be eradicated from the processing of markhor semen.

Construction of ceRNA Coexpression Network and Screening of Molecular Targets in Colorectal Cancer.

Construction of ceRNA Coexpression Network and Screening of Molecular Targets in Colorectal Cancer.

To display screen some RNAs that correlated with colorectal most cancers (CRC).Differentially expressed miRNAs, lncRNAs, and mRNAs between most cancers tissues and regular tissues in CRC had been recognized utilizing information from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database.

The Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway and proteinprotein interactions (PPIs) had been carried out to do the useful enrichment evaluation. And a lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA community was constructed which correlated with CRC.

RNAs in this community had been subjected to investigate the connection with the affected person prognosis.A complete of 688, 241, and 103 differentially expressed genes (diff-mRNA), diff-lncRNA, and diff-miRNA had been obtained between most cancers tissues and regular tissues.

A complete of 315 edges had been obtained in the ceRNA community. lncRNA RP11-108K3.2 and mRNA ONECUT2 correlated with prognosis.The recognized RNAs and constructed ceRNA community may present nice sources for the researches of remedy of the CRC. And the lncRNA RP11-108K3.2 and mRNA ONECUT2 might function a novel prognostic predictor of CRC.

Construction of ceRNA Coexpression Network and Screening of Molecular Targets in Colorectal Cancer.
Construction of ceRNA Coexpression Network and Screening of Molecular Targets in Colorectal Cancer.

Time-dependent modifications in FT4 and FT3 ranges measured utilizing mass spectrometry after an acute ingestion of extra levothyroxine in a case with hypothyroidism.

Thyrotoxicosis is widespread dysfunction amongst endocrine dysfunctions. It isn’t uncommon that the free thyroid hormone degree exceeds the measurement vary of immunoassay. Such excessive excessive focus of free thyroid hormone is usually thought of to be inconceivable to measure appropriately as a result of of modifications in the stability between free hormones and binding proteins by dilution of serum.

Using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), nonetheless, increased concentrations are in a position to be decided.We current a case of a 21-year-old feminine with congenital hypothyroidism who had taken a complete of 5 mg levothyroxine over three consecutive days following discontinuance of the medicine for a month.

Immunoassay carried out three hours after the final ingestion confirmed that the affected person’s free thyroxine (FT4) was over 100 pmol/L and her free triiodothyronine (FT3) was 24.5 pmol/L. With a brief cessation of levothyroxine, the affected person was saved for statement with out another medicine.

Two days after the final ingestion, FT4 was nonetheless over 100 pmol/L and FT3 was elevated to 28.eight pmol/L. After a further four days, each FT4 and FT3 ranges decreased. Through this era, no thyrotoxic symptom or bodily signal had appeared.

We additionally measured FT4 and FT3 ranges in her cryopreserved serum by ultrafiltration LC-MS/MS. Her FT4 degree measured by ultrafiltration LC-MS/MS on the visiting day and 2 days later had been 160.0 and 135.5 pmol/L, respectively, indicating that the poisonous dose of levothyroxine was partly modified to T3 throughout the 2 days.

The FT3/FT4 ratios had been revealed to be low, accounting for the affected person’s benign scientific course regardless of temporal poisonous publicity to levothyroxine. It is implied that prior discontinuation of supplementary levothyroxine will increase potential vacant binding websites for thyroid hormone as a buffer to stop poisonous T3 impact.

It was useful to make clear the time dependent modifications in free thyroid hormone ranges by ultrafiltration LC-MS/MS in discussing the scientific course in this case.

Though mass spectrometry has an obstacle in pace for routine laboratory use, its correct measurement, notably of ranges exceeding the measurable vary of the immunoassay, offers useful info for extra acceptable administration of excessive thyrotoxicosis.

Hypoxic Wharton’s Jelly Stem Cell Conditioned Medium Induces Immunogenic Cell Death in Lymphoma Cells.

Hypoxic Wharton's Jelly Stem Cell Conditioned Medium Induces Immunogenic Cell Death in Lymphoma Cells.

Mesenchymal stem cells from Wharton’s jelly of the human umbilical twine (hWJSCs), and the conditioned medium (hWJSC-CM) ready from them, have been proven to be tumoricidal on many cancers.

However, these tumoricidal results have been noticed in hWJSCs grown below normoxic situations of 21% oxygen in the laboratory. Since oxygen concentrations in the stem cell area of interest or physiological microenvironment are hypoxic and assist to take care of stemness properties, the target of this work was to judge whether or not there have been variations in the tumoricidal properties of hWJSC-CM grown in 21% O2 (normoxic) or 5% O2 (hypoxic) environments.

The outcomes confirmed that hWJSCs grown below normoxic or hypoxic situations confirmed no distinct morphological variations in tradition and remained optimistic in trilineage differentiation into adipocytes, osteocytes, and chondrocytes.

Hypoxic hWJSCs expressed the mesenchymal stem cell floor markers CD105, CD90, CD73, CD146, and CD108 just like normoxic hWJSCs however have been detrimental for the hematopoietic markers CD14, CD19, CD34, CD45, CD117, and HLA-DR.

Hypoxic hWJSC-CM produced a considerably higher discount in cell viability and a considerably higher improve in apoptosis, oxidative stress, and lipid peroxidation in human lymphoma cells in comparison with normoxic hWJSC-CM.

Hypoxic Wharton's Jelly Stem Cell Conditioned Medium Induces Immunogenic Cell Death in Lymphoma Cells.
Hypoxic Wharton’s Jelly Stem Cell Conditioned Medium Induces Immunogenic Cell Death in Lymphoma Cells.

Hypoxic hWJSC-CM additionally produced considerably higher expression of immunogenic cell dying (ICD) hallmarks corresponding to surface-bound calreticulin, HSP70, HSP90, and excessive mobility group binding proteins and considerably decreased expression of the protection molecules CD47 and PD-L1.

This research confirmed that the tumoricidal impact of hypoxic hWJSC-CM was superior to normoxic hWJSC-CM and must be the popular alternative of getting ready hWJSC-CM for the induction of ICD on lymphoma cells.

Absolute Neutrophil Count and Mean Platelet Volume in the Blood as Biomarkers to Detect Lung Cancer.

Inflammation performs an especially appreciable function in the event and development of malignancies. Absolute neutrophil rely (ANC) and imply platelet quantity (MPV) in blood are related to varied inflammatory situations and resulted in unbiased prognostic elements for lung most cancers. However, whether or not ANC and MPV might be diagnostic markers for lung most cancers stays unknown.

This retrospective research investigated the roles of ANC and MPV, both alone or mixed, in diagnosing lung most cancers.MethodsThis research analyzed knowledge from lung most cancers sufferers and wholesome people in Wuxi People’s Hospital Affiliated with Nanjing Medical University.

The Mann-Whitney U-test was carried out to match variations between lung most cancers sufferers and wholesome people.

Spearman’s correlation evaluation was used to evaluate correlations. Receiver working attribute (ROC) curves have been carried out to find out diagnostic accuracy.Results209 sufferers recognized with lung most cancers and 236 wholesome topics have been enrolled in this research.

Levels of ANC and MPV elevated in lung most cancers sufferers in contrast with wholesome people (P < 0.001). ANC had statistically vital detrimental weak correlation with albumin concentrations (r = -0.154, P = 0.026), and MPV had statistically vital detrimental weak correlation with whole protein concentrations (r = -0.153, P = 0.027) in lung most cancers sufferers.

ANC and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio had statistically vital optimistic correlation in each lung most cancers sufferers (r = 0.756, P < 0.001) and wholesome topics (r = 0.639, P < 0.001).

MPV and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio had statistically vital detrimental weak correlation in each lung most cancers sufferers (r = -0.242, P < 0.001) and wholesome topics (r = -0.325, P < 0.001). ANC had sensitivity (SEN) and specificity (SPE) of 0.512 and 0.809, respectively, and the world below the curve (AUC) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) was 0.656 (0.603-0.710). SEN and SPE of MPV have been 0.928 and 0.708, respectively, and the AUC (95% CI) was 0.913 (0.889-0.938).

When ANC and MPV have been mixed, SEN and SPE turned 0.842 and 0.835, respectively, and the AUC (95% CI) turned 0.919 (0.895-0.943).Compared with ANC or MPV alone, the mix of ANC and MPV can enhance diagnostic skill to tell apart lung most cancers sufferers from wholesome topics.

Recent Findings in the Posttranslational Modifications of PD-L1.

Recent Findings in the Posttranslational Modifications of PD-L1.

Immune checkpoint remedy, reminiscent of the reactivation of T-cell exercise by concentrating on programmed cell dying 1 (PD-1) and its ligand PD-L1 (additionally known as B7-H1 and CD274) has been discovered pivotal in altering the traditionally dim prognoses of malignant tumors by inflicting sturdy goal responses.

However, the response price of immune checkpoint remedy required big enhancements. It has been proven that the expression of PD-L1 on most cancers cells and immune cell membranes is correlated with a extra sturdy goal response price to PD-L1 antibodies, which highlights the significance of deeply understanding how this protein is regulated.

Posttranslational modifications reminiscent of phosphorylation, N-glycosylation, and ubiquitination of PD-L1 have emerged as essential regulatory mechanisms that modulate immunosuppression in sufferers with most cancers. In this overview, we summarized the newest findings of PD-L1 protein modification and their scientific purposes.

ALDH3B2 Polymorphism Is Associated with Colorectal Cancer Susceptibility.

Colorectal most cancers (CRC) is the 5th main most cancers in China. Alcohol consumption has been reported to be one of the threat elements of CRC. However, it stays unclear whether or not genetic variants of alcohol metabolic genes are related to CRC threat.

In this examine, we examined the coding variants in the alcohol metabolic genes and the threat of CRC, by utilizing 485 circumstances and 516 controls. A complete of 16 germline coding variants in 10 alcohol metabolic genes had been genotyped. We recognized that rs3741178 in ALDH3B2 was considerably related to CRC threat with odds ratio being 2.13 (95% CI: 1.24-3.68, P=0.0064).

Further useful annotation urged that this variant could injury the protein operate of ALDH3B2. Our outcomes urged that ALDH3B2 in the alcohol metabolism pathway contributed to the growth of CRC, which can contribute to the prevention of this illness in the future.

Recent Findings in the Posttranslational Modifications of PD-L1.
Recent Findings in the Posttranslational Modifications of PD-L1.

“Olfactory Three-Needle” Enhances Spatial Learning and Memory Ability in SAMP8 Mice.

As one of the most essential therapies in complementary and different drugs, acupuncture has been used in the remedy of Alzheimer’s illness (AD). Acupuncture of “olfactory three-needle” manipulation can enhance the cognitive means of AD sufferers. However, the mechanism of “olfactory three-needle” in AD stays largely unknown.

Here, we recognized that the “olfactory three-needle” remedy and eugenol olfactory stimulation each decreased the deposition of β-amyloid (Aβprotein and elevated the expression of synaptophysin (SYP), however solely the “olfactory three-needle” enhanced the spatial studying and reminiscence means of SAMP8.

Remarkably, the “olfactory three-needle” inhibited the phosphorylation of p38MAPK and the extreme activation of microglia (MG) in the hippocampus.

Our examine demonstrates that the “olfactory three-needle” enhances spatial studying and reminiscence means by inhibiting the phosphorylation of p38MAPK and the extreme activation of MG to scale back the neuroinflammatory response and neurotoxicity of Aβ and promote synaptic regeneration, but it surely was not utterly per the stimulation of the olfactory system.

COVID-19 Recombinant Proteins

CodeNameSize
RP01258Recombinant 2019-nCoV Spike RBD Protein (S1-RBD-C-6His)100 ug
RP01259Recombinant 2019-nCoV Spike S1 Protein with Fc and His tag(S1-TEVs-Fc-C-6His)100 ug
RP01261Recombinant 2019-nCoV Spike S1 Protein with His tag and Avi (S1-C-6His-Avi)100 ug
RP01262Recombinant 2019-nCoV Spike S1 Protein with His tag(S1-C-6His)100 ug
RP01260LQRecombinant 2019-nCoV S1+S2 ECD (S-ECD) Protein (S1+S2-ECD-C-6His)100 ug
RP01263LQ
Recombinant 2019-nCoV E-6His Protein(E-6His)
100 ug
RP01264Recombinant 2019-nCoV N-6His Protein ( N-6His)100 ug

Proteins

Proteins are very importants in biotechnology and life sciences, we offer a very important number of proteins, you can find all kinds of proteins with high quality, and this includes: native and recombinant proteins growth factors and cytokines as well as Chemokines, enzymes, antigens, toxins and venoms. Also, the researcher can select a wide range of proteins from different source and species.

recombinat proteins
Recombiant Protein

Recombiant proteins

Used widely in life science, medecine, research and biotechnology ; Produced by two main steps: Molecule cloning and Protein Expression. recombinant proteins are used in different applications such as: functional assays, antibody productions, virus production, sutructural analysis, protein interactions,and expression of complex and intracellular proteins, the recombinant proteins are produced from:

  • Mammalian systems
  • Insect system
  • Yeast system
  • Bacterial system
  • Algal system
  • Cell-free system

Applications

In medecine:

Therapeutic protein are used in the treatment of different diseases like: cancer, anemia, diabetes, infectious diseases, hemophila, …etc.

Most of therapeutic proteins are produced in mamalien system because of their high quality and their similarity the natural proteins, but they are also produced from other system such as proteins produced in E.coli.

In Research:

Recombiant proteins are used to locate the encoded proteins by using a specific gene and also to elucidate the fuction of various gene in different cells such as: cell signaling, metabolism, growth, replication and death, transcription, translation, and protein modification.

recombiant proteins are also used in: molecular biology, biochemistry, cellular biology and other fields. they are also used in in different laboratory techniques like: Elisa, IHC, and western Blot.

In Biotechnology:

Recombinant proteins are used in bioengineering , food production, agriculture, and industry.

Covid 19 and recombiant proteins

Covid 19 first detected in Wuhan city China in december 2019, and now declared a pandemic by the WHO, need more of research, many of our suppliers assists the research to this virus.

different proteins are used to assist the research of this coronvirus, for exemple:

  • COVID 19 Nucleocapsid (NP) Coronavirus (COVID-19), Recombinant Protein
  • Recombinant SARS-CoV-2 Proteins
  • Nucleocapsid Protein (N-Protein)
  • COVID 19 S1 Protein-his Coronavirus, Recombinant Protein
  • COVID 19 RBD Coronavirus, Recombinant Protein
  • SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) Spike Protein
  • SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) Nucleocapsid Protein

BioXCell Bulk Antibodies

Bio X Cell is a US-based US biotechnology company that has been supplying the world’s scientific community with monoclonal antibodies since 1997.

The major product is a large package of purified monoclonal antibodies for In-Vivo studies and functional assays. Antibodies achieve the highest possible quality.

Antibodies referred to as InVivoMab and InVivoPlus are highly purified, contain extremely low endotoxin levels (≤0.002 EU / µg; ≤2 / EU / mg) and do not contain any mouse pathogens, azide, or other components that could interfere with In Vivo experiments. They are primarily designed for pre-clinical and In Vivo functional studies in mice, neutralization and blocking experiments, for multi-parameter flow cytometry, diagnostics and other In Vitro applications.

The latest product line is the ReadyTag series, which are antibodies to most relevant protein tags.

Bio X Cell offers custom antibody production / purification as a service. If the client delivers the hybridoma, Bio X Cell delivers the purified antibody of the highest quality standard for the most advanced In Vivo experiments.

AcouSort systems for acoustic separation

Bioanalytical methods based on acoustofluidics technology
AcouSort develops and supplies ultrasound laboratory systems for sorting, washing and concentrating cells, exosomes and other biological objects. Desktop systems AcouWash and AcouTrap are designed for separation, washing, sorting and concentration of biological particles such as cells, bacteria, extracellular vesicles and others. Applications of this technology include advanced methods such as isolating and concentrating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to monitor cancer, select and capture bacteria for rapid diagnosis of sepsis, and stem cell sorts to restore red blood cell production in patients after chemotherapy.

Technology
AcouSort’s key technology is acoustofluidics, a technology that combines acoustics and microfluidics to separate and capture cells and particles in acoustic fields. This technology makes it possible to carry out almost immediately any operation that is normally achieved by lengthy spinning.

Acoustic separation
For cell separation, the sample is driven through a microchannel, typically half a millimeter wide. The ultrasonic wave is generated across the channel creating a pressure field. The acoustic forces move cells and particles that are denser and less compressible than the surrounding medium to the pressure node in the center of the channel.

This allows for a variety of operations – cells can be washed, concentrated, or moved from one medium to another. Different cell types can be separated based on differences in size, density, or compressibility. AcouWash uses this technology.

Acoustic trap
When trapped in an acoustic trap, cells and particles are not just moved by ultrasound – they are trapped and seized upstream. This allows the cells to be concentrated and potentially transferred to another medium. Using larger particles as “cores”, this technology allows the isolation of submicron particles such as extracellular vesicles or bacteria. This technology is available in the form of the AcouTrap desktop system.