Density gradient medium for the isolation of mononuclear cells

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Density gradient medium for the isolation of mononuclear cells
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Lymphoprep™ is a density gradient medium recommended for the isolation of mononuclear cells from peripheral blood, cord blood, and bone marrow by exploiting differences in cell density. Granulocytes and erythrocytes have a higher density than mononuclear cells and therefore sediment through the Lymphoprep™ layer during centrifugation. Lymphoprep™ can be substituted for Ficoll-Paque™ without any need to change your existing protocols and is fully compatible with both SepMate™ and RosetteSep™ .

Lymphoprep™ has a density of 1.077 g/mL.
• Sodium diatrizoate (9.1% w/v)
• Polysaccharide (5.7% w/v)
• Other ingredients
Density Gradient Media
Cell Type:
Mononuclear Cells
Sample Source:
Bone Marrow; Cord Blood; Whole Blood
Selection Method:
Cell Isolation
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Figure 1. Purity and Recovery of Cells from Whole Blood When Using Cost-Effective Lymphoprep™ is Comparable to Using Ficoll-Paque™ PLUS

(A) Density gradient centrifugation of peripheral whole blood using Lymphoprep™ results in similar cell purity of mononuclear cells including T cells, B cells, NK cells and monocytes compared to Ficoll-Paque™ PLUS. (B) The recovery of total mononuclear cells and CD45+ cells is also similar. (n = 5, Mean ± SD).

Figure 2. Purity and Recovery of Cells from Cord Blood When Using Cost-Effective Lymphoprep™ is Comparable to Using Ficoll-Paque™ PLUS

(A) Density Gradient centrifugation of cord blood using Lymphoprep™ results in similar cell purity of mononuclear cells including T cells, B cells, NK cells and monocytes compared to Ficoll-Paque™ PLUS. (B) The recovery of total mononuclear cells and CD45+ cells is also similar. (n = 4, Mean ± SD).


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M. K. Schwinn et al.


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