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Magnetic Separation Systems Suppliers of Magnetic Microspheres for a Variety of Applications Labsystems' KingFisher Magnetic Particle Processor plunges into the magnetic separation scene. Since LabConsumer's last profile of magnetic bead technology, the use of paramagnetic particles in biological separations and detection has exploded.1 However, development of processing technologies has lagged behind refinements of the beads themselves. The instrumentation emerging within the last few years

Aileen Constans
Jun 25, 2000

Magnetic Separation Systems

Suppliers of Magnetic Microspheres for a Variety of Applications


Labsystems' KingFisher Magnetic Particle Processor plunges into the magnetic separation scene.
Since LabConsumer's last profile of magnetic bead technology, the use of paramagnetic particles in biological separations and detection has exploded.1 However, development of processing technologies has lagged behind refinements of the beads themselves. The instrumentation emerging within the last few years has for the most part been adapted from existing technologies; some, however, represent clear innovations. This profile will examine several of the new systems available for a variety of magnetic particle-based applications.

Researchers doing magnetic separations are not limited to magnetic separation stands. Over the past few years, a variety of automated systems have emerged, increasing the speed, efficiency, and reproducibility of separations. Some of these systems are based on magnetic processing technology; others can be adapted for use with magnetic particles. The following...

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