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Qiagen QIAscout for Single-Cell Isolation

Qiagen has launched QIAscout, an instrument for isolation of of viable single cells from samples for downstream applications. It uses the company's technology including a high-density array with 12,000 microrafts that can be used to isolate and recover individual cells from a cell suspension. QIAscout works with standard inverted microscopes to reliably select and release isolated single cells. The instrument is the size of a handheld mobile device. In addition, the company has entered an exclusive commercialization partnership with Zeiss Microscopy to market the QIAscout as a convenient add-on feature to all of its inverted microscopes.