Menarini Silicon Biosystems CellMag Product Line
Menarini Silicon Biosystems has launched its CellMag product line. The line includes the CTC Epithelial Cell kit for ferrofluid-based EpCAM-positive circulating tumor cell enrichment, a magnetic tool, and consumables. The firm believes the product line will help researchers conduct specific, established, and standardized immunomagnetic enrichment and staining of CTCs in peripheral blood. After positive selection of enriched cells, performed by capturing cells through ferrofluids labeled with antibodies targeting specific antigens, the staining procedure delivers cells that are ready for enumeration, isolation, and downstream analysis. Menarini said the CellMag line provides researchers with a manual system using the same ferrofluid technology offered by its CellSearch system.