A quick overview of our technology, how it works, and application areas we are exploring.
Magnetic levitation is dependent on many aspects of system and assay design. The LeviCell system has been designed to provide maximum flexibility to customers exploring new applications. Therefore, understanding the parameters that provide such flexibility is important to experimental design and outcome.
Cell sorting and separation technologies are ubiquitous in molecular biology labs. Their popularity belies the serious limitations these tools have. For instance, flow cytometry requires antibody selection and therefore does not allow for a holistic look at a cellular population.
Here, we demonstrate that both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells can be levitated and that each cell has a unique levitation profile.
Levitational Image Cytometry with Temporal Resolution
Integrating Cell Phone Imaging with Magnetic Levitation (i-LEV) for Label-Free Blood Analysis at the Point-of-Living
"What looks like a row of drifting gumdrops could hold a wealth of information for both clinical researchers and bench scientists. A team of bioengineers and geneticists has designed a device that can suspend a single living cell between magnets and measure its density based on how high it floats." Science Magazine
At the 2019 International Symposium on Human Identification, the Levitas team presented on the use of its novel Magnetic levitation technology for label-free separation of cells from sexual assault samples. Here, the Levitas team demonstrates the separation of epithelial cells from sperm and blood from mock forensic.