The biomagnetic separator is based on the combination of permanent magnets and a carrier material, which can carry biomolecules. The magnetic force attracts the desired molecules cells and DNA out of a liquid sample. Separation takes place at the surface of the carrier material.
The biomagnetic separator offers several benefits compared to conventional separation processes:
– “Whole” separation process without any need for chemical binding reagents, giving no risk of leaching or contamination
– Separation occurs by magnetic forces, allowing gentle handling even for heat sensitive products
– Separated components are not diluted in solution, avoiding losses during downstream processing or disposal