Elutriator, Beckman

The Beckman Elutriator separates live cells according to their size using a centrifuge rotor in which a liquid flows inwards from the periphery of the rotor towards the center opposes the tendency of the cells to move out wards under centrifugal “force.” Separation and collection of cells of a desired size is achieved by fine-tuning the balance between rotor speed and fluid flow.

The main use of this equipment is to obtain cells of a uniform size, and thus a uniform point in their cell division cycle.

Together with the Elutriator, the core facility also has a Beckman-Coulter Z2 cell counter, which is used to determine the size of cells in a given fraction from the elutriator effluent and evaluate the separation.

Manufacturer: Beckman
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Personnel Time $63 $104 $207 $187

Valid through July 31, 2022. Rates are hourly unless specified otherwise and are subject to change without further notice.

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