CytoTrap

Introduction: 
Cytocentrifugation represents an approach to transfer cell particles on microscopic slides. In this respect, cytocentrifugation is being increasingly employed in clinical medicine and biological research including microbiology and hematology laboratories. Usually specific centrifuges enabling transfer of cells on microscopic slides are used. Commercially available cytocentrifuges fall into 2 categories: Those which remove the suspension fluid during cell sedimentation and those which retain it. These approaches exhibits both the advantages and disadvantages.
Technology description: 
CytoTrap represents an adaptor for cytocentrifugation in conventional centrifuges with the swinging rotor. Its construction enables to remove or retain suspension fluid during cell sedimentation depending on the user needs. It can be also used for the subsequent sample processing (e. g. sample staining and washing).
Key features: 
CytoTrap represents an adaptor for cytocentrifugation in conventional centrifuges with the swinging rotor. Its construction enables to remove or retain suspension fluid during cell sedimentation depending on the user needs. It can be also used for the subsequent sample processing (e. g. sample staining and washing).
Development status: 
Prototype. More information is available upon signing a CDA/NDA.
IP protection: 
CZ 307454 PCT/CZ2017/050065
Contact: 
Please contact IMTM´s director (director@imtm.upol.cz) or the technology transfer office (tto@imtm.upol.cz) or inventors (karel.koberna@upol.cz, anna.ligasova@upol.cz).