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LAMINAR WASH™ DIRECT READING GRID (DRG)
Introducing the all-new Direct Reading Grid (DRG), a volume adaptor designed for YOUR flow cytometer​
The Laminar Wash MINI System employs the only suspension-cell sample preparation method that eliminates the centrifuge and the problems it introduces. It is an affordable bench-top instrument designed to produce the most quantitative and reproducible results for single cell sequencing, flow cytometry and mass cytometry.
What the LW DIRECT READING GRID (DRG) delivers:
  • Increase total holding volume of the Laminar Wash™ Plate
    • Up to the max volume of 300 µL per well​
  • Enable direct acquisition of the sample for flow cytometry and other applications
  • Improve cell viability and reduce stress on cells
  • Reduce hands-on time
  • Enhance retention
  • Improve workflow
INCLUSIVE FLOW CYTOMETER SAMPLE PREPARATION WORKFLOWS

The DRG is meant for direct acquisition on flow cytometers. A list of validated cytometers for use with the DRG and tested parameter settings can be found below.

The acquisition parameters should be used as directions and may require optimization with your specific application and cytometer. For use on cytometers other than those validated, please reach out to your regional Field Application Scientist for assistance.
TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
DO EVEN MORE WITH THE DIRECT READING GRID

The DRG is a disposable volume adaptor designed to sit on top the Laminar Wash™ Plate forming physical walls around each well to increase the total holding volume of the plate for direct acquisition of samples for flow cytometry and other downstream applications. The DRG can be acquired stably on closed flow cytometer up to 2 -3 hours (for more observations, please check with Curiox Application Support.

Waste containment: regular lab requirements for labware

Dimensions: 124 mm in length, 82 mm in width and 12 mm in height 

Storage: Store the DRG in a cool and dry place. 

Important Notes: 

  • One-Time Use​
  • The Direct Reading Grid is for use with the Laminar Wash™ 96-well plate only​
  • The DRG is not prescribed for reagent incubation, or for use inside the Curiox Laminar Wash™ station​

COMES IN TWO CONFIGURATIONS. FIND WHICH ONES WORK FOR YOU.

  • Manual Compatible (LEFT) ​
    • Gripper added on either side
  • Automation Compatible (RIGHT)​
    • No Gripper added on either side​

If you need assistance determining which configuration is right for your system, our team of experts are here to help.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE EASY TO USE AND RELIABLE DIRECT READING GRID
This video provides walk-throughs on pairing the Direct Reading Grid (DRG) with the Laminar Wash™ (LW) Plate to create the DRG & LW Plate Unit as well as pipetting, handling, transferring, and Big Bear Vortexing with the DRG and LW Plate Unit.
CENTRIFUGE-LESS CELL PROCESSING FOR FLOW CYTOMETRY ASSAYS
Traditional centrifuge-based preparation of cells are time consuming, labor intensive, waste expensive reagents, and stress cells. There is significant cell loss and incomplete washing resulting in problems with gating and cell segmentation.

SCIENTIFIC DATA

Laminar washing delivers better cell retention and cleaner, clearer data

When performing cell dissociation in tumor bearing tissues, the tissue debris and enzymatic-induced fragments are primary factors affecting cell recovery for tumor infiltrating lymphocytes. For more invasive and immunologically challenging models, like B16F10-inoculated mice, recovery of limited numbers of TILs reduces chances for accurate characterization. The results shown here were demonstrated with an unchallenged mouse sample and the Laminar Wash technology. Laminar washing (with 1,000,000 tumor infiltrate cells) reveals increased viable cell count and reduced debris effects by laminar washing. The cleaner sample preparation increases lymphocyte recovery up to 90.6% as compared to centrifuge-harsh washing of 10.5%.
HOW LAMINAR WASH™ WORKS

Enhanced Cell Recovery post cell sorting for lower cell numbers

The power of Curiox’s laminar cell washing technology lies in the unique design of the 96-sample plate. Each plate contains an array of hydrophilic spots that suspension cells can rest on via gravity. The material surrounding each spot is highly hydrophobic, acting as an impenetrable wall that separates your samples.

Upon entry into the instrument, two nozzles descend onto each side of every spot, one to dispense wash buffer and the other to aspirate the buffer and debris away.

Each spot can wash as many as 10 million cells down to a single cell without the mechanical stress and cell losses associated with centrifugation.

ORDERING INFORMATION

The DRG is available in two configurations:

  • Manual Compatible DRG (DC-GR02-96-M): Gripper added on wither side ​
  • Automation Compatible DRG (DC-GR02-96-A): No gripper added on either side​

 

FEATURED RESOURCES

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAMINAR WASH™ dRG

Direct Reading Grid Brochure
The Direct Reading Grid – How it Works
Direct Reading Grid User Manual
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