EasySep™ Human Custom Enrichment Kit

Immunomagnetic negative selection kit
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Immunomagnetic negative selection kit
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Required Products
  1. EasySep™ Magnet
    EasySep™ Magnet

    Magnet for column-free immunomagnetic separation

  2. EasySep™ Buffer
    EasySep™ Buffer

    Cell separation buffer


The EasySep™ Human Custom Enrichment Kit is designed to isolate any cell type of interest from fresh or previously frozen peripheral blood mononuclear cells by negative selection. STEMCELL Technologies offers a wide selection of antibodies for custom separation and will work with you to isolate a cell type of interest. Please contact our technical support team at techsupport@stemcell.com for more information.
  • EasySep™ Human Custom Enrichment Kit (Catalog #19309)
    • EasySep™ Human Custom Enrichment Cocktail
    • EasySep™ Magnetic Particles, 1 mL
  • RoboSep™ Human Custom Enrichment Kit with Filter Tips (Catalog #19309RF)
    • EasySep™ Human Custom Enrichment Cocktail
    • EasySep™ Magnetic Particles, 1 mL
    • RoboSep™ Buffer (Catalog #20104)
    • RoboSep™ Filter Tips (Catalog #20125)
Magnet Compatibility
• EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18000)
• “The Big Easy” EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18001)
• RoboSep™-S (Catalog #21000)
Cell Isolation Kits
Cell Type
B Cells, Dendritic Cells, Granulocytes and Subsets, Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells, Macrophages, Marrow Stromal Cells, Mesenchymal Stem and Progenitor Cells, Monocytes, Mononuclear Cells, Myeloid Cells, NK Cells, Other, Plasma, T Cells
Sample Source
Adipose Tissue, Bone Marrow, Buffy Coat, Compact Bone, Cord Blood, Leukapheresis, Other, PBMC, PMNC, Spleen, Whole Blood
Selection Method
Cell Isolation
EasySep, RoboSep
Area of Interest
Immunology, Stem Cell Biology

Scientific Resources

Product Documentation

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Safety Data Sheet
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EasySep™ Cell Separation Technology
Tools For Your Immunology Research
Human Immune Cytokines
Collaborating to Accelerate COVID-19 Research
Collaborating to Accelerate COVID-19 Research
Isolate Cells with a Simple Pour-Off: EasySep™ Cell Separation Technology
Isolate Cells with a Simple Pour-Off: EasySep™ Cell Separation Technology
How EasySep™ Magnetic Cell Separation Technology Works: Fast and Easy Cell Isolation
How EasySep™ Magnetic Cell Separation Technology Works: Fast and Easy Cell Isolation

Frequently Asked Question

Can EasySep™ be used for either positive or negative selection?

Yes. The EasySep™ kits use either a negative selection approach by targeting and removing unwanted cells or a positive selection approach targeting desired cells. Depletion kits are also available for the removal of cells with a specific undesired marker (e.g. GlyA).

How does the separation work?

Magnetic particles are crosslinked to cells using Tetrameric Antibody Complexes (TAC). When placed in the EasySep™ Magnet, labeled cells migrate to the wall of the tube. The unlabeled cells are then poured off into a separate fraction.

Which columns do I use?

The EasySep™ procedure is column-free. That's right - no columns!

How can I analyze the purity of my enriched sample?

The Product Information Sheet provided with each EasySep™ kit contains detailed staining information.

Can EasySep™ separations be automated?

Yes. RoboSep™, the fully automated cell separator, automates all EasySep™ labeling and cell separation steps.

Can EasySep™ be used to isolate rare cells?

Yes. We recommend a cell concentration of 2x108 cells/mL and a minimum working volume of 100 µL. Samples containing 2x107 cells or fewer should be suspended in 100 µL of buffer.

Are the EasySep™ magnetic particles FACS-compatible?

Yes, the EasySep™ particles are flow cytometry-compatible, as they are very uniform in size and about 5000X smaller than other commercially available magnetic beads used with column-free systems.

Can the EasySep™ magnetic particles be removed after enrichment?

No, but due to the small size of these particles, they will not interfere with downstream applications.

Can I alter the separation time in the magnet?

Yes; however, this may impact the kit's performance. The provided EasySep™ protocols have already been optimized to balance purity, recovery and time spent on the isolation.

For positive selection, can I perform more than 3 separations to increase purity?

Yes, the purity of targeted cells will increase with additional rounds of separations; however, cell recovery will decrease.

How does the binding of the EasySep™ magnetic particle affect the cells? is the function of positively selected cells altered by the bound particles?

Hundreds of publications have used cells selected with EasySep™ positive selection kits for functional studies. Our in-house experiments also confirm that selected cells are not functionally altered by the EasySep™ magnetic particles.

If particle binding is a key concern, we offer two options for negative selection. The EasySep™ negative selection kits can isolate untouched cells with comparable purities, while RosetteSep™ can isolate untouched cells directly from whole blood without using particles or magnets.
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Data and Publications

Publications (1)

Blood 2010 JAN Evidence for a cross-talk between human neutrophils and Th17 cells. Pelletier M et al.


Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) and IL-17F are 2 of several cytokines produced by T helper 17 cells (Th17), which are able to indirectly induce the recruitment of neutrophils. Recently, human Th17 cells have been phenotypically characterized and shown to express discrete chemokine receptors, including CCR2 and CCR6. Herein, we show that highly purified neutrophils cultured with interferon-gamma plus lipopolysaccharide produce the CCL2 and CCL20 chemokines, the known ligands of CCR2 and CCR6, respectively. Accordingly, supernatants from activated neutrophils induced chemotaxis of Th17 cells, which was greatly suppressed by anti-CCL20 and anti-CCL2 antibodies. We also discovered that activated Th17 cells could directly chemoattract neutrophils via the release of biologically active CXCL8. Consistent with this reciprocal recruitment, neutrophils and Th17 cells were found in gut tissue from Crohn disease and synovial fluid from rheumatoid arthritis patients. Finally, we report that, although human Th17 cells can directly interact with freshly isolated or preactivated neutrophils via granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and interferon-gamma release, these latter cells cannot be activated by IL-17A and IL-17F, because of their lack of IL-17RC expression. Collectively, our results reveal a novel chemokine-dependent reciprocal cross-talk between neutrophils and Th17 cells, which may represent a useful target for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases.
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