Why Levitate?

Unlock a new dimension in cellular analysis.

Simple and efficient
Simple and efficient

With Magnetic Levitation Technology there are no complicated fluidics or preparation steps. Simply load the sample and process it.

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Undamaged cells
Undamaged cells

Live cells speak louder. Unlike all other sorting methods, levitation is gentle on the cells and does not damage or injure cells.

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Unlabeled
Unlabeled

Remove bias from cell analysis by eliminating labels and dyes. Catch cells based on what they are, not what marker they expressed.

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How It Works

Levitas technology separates individual cells according to type or state based on the different levitation heights caused by their unique magnetic and density signatures.

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How It Works

Levitas technology can also be used to separate cells based on real-time response to drugs and stressors.

The platform is simple, allowing users to begin with unprocessed whole blood samples or any sample with cells in suspension. In a matter of minutes, the instrument and its software automatically perform levitation; label-free separation; quantification of results based on high-resolution imaging; and analysis by cell number, morphology, and levitation profile. Internally, the system relies on a cell densitometry platform consisting of two magnets mounted on either side of a millimeter-wide capillary channel with mirrors on either side to measure levitation height with a microscope. Both brightfield and fluorescence images are collected.

Application areas we are exploring

Sample Prep

Sample Prep

Especially useful with precious or difficult samples, magnetic levitation allows users to separate live from dead cells in a fast, simple and gentle process.

Oncology

Oncology

For detection and screening of circulating tumor cells, the Levitas system solves key technical challenges.

Immunology

Immunology

Accurate separation and identification of key cell types, such as activated leukocytes, could overcome key challenges in CAR-T therapy.

Bacteriology

Bacteriology

Real-time drug response offers a fast, accurate, and simple approach to bacterial detection and antibiotic resistance testing.

Stem Cells

Stem Cells

Effective, fast, and simple separation of differentiated cells from stem cells and iPSC, allows a culture of homogeneous cell populations.

What would you levitate?

We are always curious to learn about potential application areas for our technology. If you have ideas for research and collaboration, let us know!

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