Publications

Levitating Cells to Sort the Fit and the Fat

Density is a core material property and varies between different cell types, mainly based on differences in their lipid content. Sorting based on density enables various biomedical applications such as multi‐omics in precision medicine and regenerative repair in medicine.

Survey of Crime Laboratories

Participate on the survey of Crime Laboratories on the Subject of Differential Extraction Methods Employed to Obtain Identifiable DNA from Sexual Assault Kits (SAK). (Only for Crime Laboratory professionals)

Levitas presents at the annual ISHI on the Use of Automated Magnetic Levitation Technology in Sexual Assault Forensics

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.

Materials Views - Small Materials Paper

Integrating Cell Phone Imaging with Magnetic Levitation (i-LEV) for Label-Free Blood Analysis at the Point-of-Living

Sorting cells through levitation - Science Article - Jun. 0215

"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

Materials Views - Advanced Materials Paper

Levitational Image Cytometry with Temporal Resolution

PNAS: Magnetic levitation of single cells

Here, we demonstrate that both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells can be levitated and that each cell has a unique levitation profile.