EasySep™ Human Cord Blood CD34 Positive Selection Kit III

Immunomagnetic positive selection kit

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Isolate highly purified CD34+ cells from fresh whole umbilical cord blood (CB) using a simple, two-step procedure. First, hematopoietic progenitor cells are pre-enriched using the RosetteSep™ Human Progenitor Cell Basic Pre-Enrichment Cocktail (15226C) with antibodies recognizing T cell, B cell and myeloid cell surface markers. CD34+ cells are then selected using the EasySep™ Human CD34 Positive Selection Cocktail (18096C), which contains an antibody recognizing CD34.

This kit does not deplete platelets. If isolating CD34+ cells from whole CB in which platelet contamination is expected the EasySep™ Human Cord Blood CD34 Positive Selection Kit II (Catalog #17896) is recommended.

If isolating CD34+ cells from fresh blood or buffy coat, the Complete Kit for Human Whole Blood CD34+ Cells (Catalog #15086) is recommended.

If isolating CD34+ cells from other samples, including fresh or previously frozen mobilized peripheral blood or bone marrow mononuclear cells, or from previously frozen cord blood mononuclear cells, we recommend using the EasySep™ Human CD34 Positive Selection Kit (Catalog #18056).
• Fast and easy-to-use
• Up to 96% purity
• No columns required
• Can be combined with SepMate™ for consistent, high-throughput sample processing
  • EasySep™ Human Cord Blood CD34 Positive Selection Kit III (Catalog #17897)
    • RosetteSep™ Human Progenitor Cell Basic Pre-Enrichment Cocktail, 2 x 2.5 mL
    • EasySep™ Human CD34 Positive Selection Cocktail, 2 x 1 mL
    • EasySep™ Dextran RapidSpheres™ 50100, 1 mL
  • RoboSep™ Human Cord Blood CD34 Positive Selection Kit III (Catalog #17897RF)
    • RosetteSep™ Human Progenitor Cell Basic Pre-Enrichment Cocktail, 2 x 2.5 mL
    • EasySep™ Human CD34 Positive Selection Cocktail, 2 x 1 mL
    • EasySep™ Dextran RapidSpheres™ 50100, 1 mL
    • RoboSep™ Buffer (Catalog #20104)
    • RoboSep™ Filter Tips (Catalog #20125)
Magnet Compatibility:
• EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18000)
• “The Big Easy” EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18001)
• EasyEights™ EasySep™ Magnet (Catalog #18103)
• RoboSep™ (Catalog #21000)
Cell Isolation Kits
Cell Type:
Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells
Sample Source:
Cord Blood
Selection Method:
Cell Isolation
EasySep; RoboSep; RosetteSep
Area of Interest:
Immunology; Stem Cell Biology

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is RosetteSep™?

RosetteSep™ is a rapid cell separation procedure for the isolation of purified cells directly from whole blood, without columns or magnets.

How does RosetteSep™ work?

The antibody cocktail crosslinks unwanted cells to red blood cells (RBCs), forming rosettes. The unwanted cells then pellet with the free RBCs when centrifuged over a density centrifugation medium (e.g. Ficoll-Paque™ PLUS, Lymphoprep™).

What factors affect cell recovery?

The temperature of the reagents can affect cell recovery. All reagents should be at room temperature (sample, density centrifugation medium, PBS, centrifuge) before performing the isolations. Layering can also affect recovery so be sure to carefully layer the sample to avoid mixing with the density centrifugation medium as much as possible. Be sure to collect the entire enriched culture without disturbing the RBC pellet. A small amount of density centrifugation medium can be collected without worry.

Which cell samples can RosetteSep™ be used with?

RosetteSep™ can be used with leukapheresis samples, bone marrow or buffy coat, as long as: the concentration of cells does not exceed 5 x 107 per mL (can dilute if necessary); and there are at least 100 RBCs for every nucleated cell (RBCs can be added if necessary).

Can RosetteSep™ be used with previously frozen or cultured cells?

Yes. Cells should be re-suspended at 2 - 5 x 107 cells / mL in PBS + 2% FBS. Fresh whole blood should be added at 250 µL per mL of sample, as a source of red cells.

Can RosetteSep™ be used to enrich progenitors from cord blood?

Yes. Sometimes cord blood contains immature nucleated red cells that have a lower density than mature RBCs. These immature red cells do not pellet over Ficoll™, which can lead to a higher RBC contamination than peripheral blood separations.

Does RosetteSep™ work with mouse cells?

No, but we have developed EasySep™, a magnetic-based cell isolation system which works with mouse and other non-human species.

Which anticoagulant should be used with RosetteSep™?

Peripheral blood should be collected in heparinized Vacutainers. Cord blood should be collected in ACD.

Should the anticoagulant be washed off before using RosetteSep™?

No, the antibody cocktail can be added directly to the sample.

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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Figure 1. Typical EasySep™ Human Cord Blood CD34 Positive Selection III Isolation Profile

Starting with fresh cord blood, the CD34+ cell content of the isolated fraction is typically 87 ± 12% (mean ± SD, n=10, data obtained using the purple EasySep™ Magnet). The CD34+ cell content of the starting sample is typically 0.5 ± 0.25% (mean ± SD).

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