Research Areas

Research areas with proven results

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.

  • Highly efficient separation of only live/viable cells
  • Resistant to clogging and debris
  • Ideally suited to downstream single cell analysis workflows


For detection and screening of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), the LevitasBio system solves key technical challenges.

  • Marker independent, not epCam specific
  • Not based on size or shape
  • Demonstrated clinical sensitivity


Accurate separation and identification of key cell types, such as activated leukocytes and transfected cells

  • Produce fully viable, unmodified cells
  • Ideal for high-throughput applications
  • Highly selective


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

  • No culture required
  • Fast assay
  • Ability to collect and analyze both affected and unaffected fraction

Stem cells

Effective, fast, and simple separation of differentiated cells from stem cells or iPSCs.

  • Homogeneous cell population regardless of the initial percentage of differentiated cells
  • Fast assay
  • Ability to collect and analyze both affected and unaffected fraction

Extensively tested for traditionally difficult to process cell types where current methods fail

Levitation has demonstrated results across the following cell types where other sorting and separation methods have failed.

LevitasBio technology can also be used to separate cells based on real-time response to drugs and stressors without the need to culture or label the cells.

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.

Cell types and states

The process has been tested for a number of cell types and states which include:

Cell types

  • RBC
  • WBC
  • Cancer cells
  • Bacteria

Cell states

  • Differentiation
  • Malignancy
  • Activation and oxidation
  • Cell death