Webinar On-Demand: Shift the Paradigm to Centrifuge-less Immuno-staining of Cells for Superior Viability, Recovery & Data

AUTOMATED WORKFLOWS

Fully automate cell preparation workflows with an upgrade from centrifugation.

Technology

Laminar Wash technology makes automation easy compared to integrating a centrifuge.

Benefits

Automate your workflow and save FTE time.

Scientific Data

Data from applications that benefit from automation.

Resources

Links to useful content regarding automation.

Overview
CHANGE THE WAY YOU PROCESS CELLS TO GET RELIABLY CONSISTENT DATA
AUTOMATED SAMPLE PREP
The Laminar Wash™ technology comprises a wall-less plate and laminar-flow fluidics that enables washing of suspension cells at a fraction of the hands-on time while yielding consitently higher cell retention and viability. Using a total of 192 individual nozzles, the Laminar Wash™ instrument gently flows buffer across the top of settled cells to remove debris and unbound antibodies instead of subjecting cells to the significant stress associated with traditional centrifugation methods. The result is reliable, consistent, and superior data in flow cytometry, single-cell sequencing, or other downstream applications.
Automation options abound with Laminar Wash systems. The HT2000 system can be easily integrated into virtually any robotic arm or personal pipettor workstation using the Automation License Key, which includes an API. A fast and simple automated workflow can wash 10 plates in just over 20 minutes. The AUTO1000 represents a fully turnkey system that can perform end-to-end flow cytometry sample preparation, right out of the box, without any scripting. These systems represent elegant, fast, and low-cost alternatives to centrifuge automation, which involves many more complicated movements.
“I think the Laminar Wash technology is a prime device for creating an automated flow cytometry station”
Dr. Arnuad Colantonio, formally of AdiCet Bio, now with Kite Pharma
Technology
LAMINAR WASH TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION WITH ROBOTICS
AUTOMATED SAMPLE PREP

Besides the undue stress that centrifuges impart on cells during washing steps, they also require several complicated steps that are difficult to automate. Centrifugation of suspension cells is a roadblock to otherwise straightforward automation.

Laminar Wash systems are easily automated to support flow cytometry, single cell sequencing, mass cytometry, as well as applications including CMC/Process Development, COVID-19/infectious diseases, tumor microenvironment, and vaccine development.

Benefits
BENEFITS OF LAMINAR WASH FOR AUTOMATED WORKFLOWS

Laminar Wash technology makes it easy for applications that require a high degree of automation such as screening final product for cell therapeutics. Laminar Wash systems can replace centrifuge integrations and only require one robotic movement instead of over 20 movements. Integration using Laminar Wash technology can:

  • Reduce hands-on time and save FTE resources
  • Lower the CVs of results
  • Easily accommodate on-deck or off-deck automation
LAMINAR WASH TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION WITH ROBOTICS
Featured Resource
Building a custom assay for flow cytometry with the Laminar Wash AUTO1000 User Interface
Scientific Data
LAMINAR WASH TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION WITH ROBOTICS
Reproducibility of Low Numbers of Cells

Laminar Wash consistently yields higher cell retention compared to the traditional centrifuge, even at low cell numbers. Presented are isolated naive T-cells from freshly-thawed PBMCs, at starting cell numbers of 10k, 50k, and 100k. Actual cell counts of CD3+ and %CD3+ in singlets demonstrate consistently higher cell retention rates compared to equal numbers of washes.

Increased Reproducibility of Data from Critical Samples

Laminar Wash technology demonstrates greater reproducibility between replicates compared to traditional centrifugation. Presented here is a flow cytometric crossmatch assay (FXCM), widely used in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) labs to predict donor-recipient compatibility. Using three test sera and two controls in eight replicates, Laminar Wash produced a lower coefficient of variance in B-cell median channel fluorescence (MCF) values of 7.9%, versus 12.4% in the centrifugation method. Higher MCF values on the positive control also gave greater FCXM sensitivity, which is highly valued in clinical settings.
FEATURED RESOURCES
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAMINAR WASH™ HT2100 SYSTEM
Walk-Away Automation of Cell Immunostaining Assays by Centrifuge-Less Laminar Wash™
Automated flow cytometry staining protocol on the Laminar Wash AUTO1000

Centrifuge-Free Automation of Suspension Cell Sample Preparation

RELATED PRODUCTS AND ACCESSORIES
LAMINAR WASH HT2000
A reliable and easy-to-use benchtop instrument for hig-throughput flow cytometry labs.
LAMINAR WASH AUTO 1000
A reliable and easy-to-use benchtop instrument for high throughput flow cytometry labs.
LAMINAR WASH PLATES

96 well plates for use with the DropArray System

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