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Beckman Coulter Life Sciences CellMek SPS

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has launched its CellMek SPS sample preparation system for clinical flow cytometry. The fully automated system includes integrated cell wash modules that allow for an end-to-end sample prep workflow, the company said in a statement. With the modules, samples can be washed, stained, and lysed without manual intervention. The system also contains a refrigerated liquid antibody carousel that can hold up to 53 vials with the option to run third-party reagents and preformulated reagent cocktails.

The system, which has received CE marking, manages different preparation methods in random access, eliminating the need to batch samples, the Danaher subsidiary said. It also has proprietary software that combines with a dedicated reaction plate for parallel sample preparation, which can reduce the potential for operator bias. It also includes onboard cap piercing technology to reduce manual handling of antibodies.

The standard carousels for sample output included in the system are compatible with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences' Navios EX and DxFlex flow cytometers.