How It Works
Magnetic levitation is the first truly novel approach to cellular analysis in 30 years. Extensive research has shown that cells of different types or states have unique physical signatures, levitating in predictable ways when they encounter a magnetic density field. Here’s how it works.
Dispense a sample of mixed cells (or cells to be analyzed) into the single use consumable. Cells flow into the analysis channel and are levitated.
By flowing cells through a channel surrounded by magnets, Levitas technology separates individual cells according to type or state based on the different levitation heights caused by the unique physical properties.
Stabilization & Measuring
The different cell types stabilize at different levitation heights. As the sample flows through the system, different cell types are analyzed and collected.
By continuing to aspirate the sample, the levitated cells transition to a bifurcation that separates cells into the different ports on the consumable.
The separated cell populations are then pipetted out of the consumable.