SepMate™-50 (IVD)

Tube for density gradient centrifugation for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications

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Tube for density gradient centrifugation for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications
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SepMate™ is now manufactured under cGMP and registered as an In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) device in Australia, Canada, Europe and USA only. In China SepMate™ is considered a non-medical device by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), and should therefore be used as general laboratory equipment. The end user is responsible for determining whether the product is suitable for their specific application. Due to these changes, users in Australia, Canada, Europe, USA and China should, from now on, order SepMate™-15 (IVD) (Catalog #85415 and #85420) and SepMate™-50 (IVD) (Catalog #85450 and #85460). Users in all other countries please refer to SepMate™-15 (RUO) (Catalog #86415) and SepMate™-50 (RUO) (Catalog #86450). Changes to SepMate™ have no impact on the product composition, performance or protocol.

SepMate™ is a tube that facilitates the isolation of PBMCs or specific cell types by density gradient centrifugation. SepMate™ tubes contain an insert that provides a barrier between the density gradient medium and blood. SepMate™ eliminates the need for careful layering of blood onto the density gradient medium, and allows for fast and easy harvesting of the isolated mononuclear cells with a simple pour. SepMate™ is also compatible with RosetteSep™ enrichment cocktails, allowing isolation of specific cell types in less than 30 minutes.
• Eliminates the need for carefully layering blood over the density gradient medium (e.g. Lymphoprep™, etc.)
• Reduces total centrifuge time to 10 minutes with the brake on for fresh samples
• Allows fast and easy harvesting of the isolated mononuclear cells by simply pouring off the supernatant
• Can be combined with RosetteSep™ enrichment cocktails to isolate specific cell types in just 30 minutes
  • SepMate™-50 (IVD), 100 Tubes (Catalog #85450)
    • Dispenser box containing 4 bags, 25 Tubes/Bag
  • SepMate™-50 (IVD), 500 Tubes (Catalog #85460)
    • Dispenser box containing 4 bags, 25 Tubes/Bag (Catalog #85450) x 5
Polypropylene tube containing an insert
Centrifugation Tubes
Cell Type:
B Cells; Dendritic Cells; Monocytes; Mononuclear Cells; NK Cells; T Cells; T Cells, CD4+; T Cells, CD8+; T Cells, Other Subsets; T Cells, Regulatory
Sample Source:
Bone Marrow; Cord Blood; Whole Blood
Selection Method:
Cell Isolation; In Vitro Diagnostic
Area of Interest:
Chimerism; HLA; Immunology

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PBMC recovery from fresh whole blood using SepMate™-50 versus standard density gradient centrifugation. Graph also shows PBMC recovery from a 48 hour-old sample using SepMate™. n in each group = 7

Figure 1. Recovery of mononuclear cells (MNCs) from peripheral blood using SepMate™-50 versus standard density gradient centrifiguation. Recovery of MNCs from fresh and 48-hour post blood draw enriched by density gradient centrifugation with SepMate™ (purple) or without (grey). There was no significant difference in the recovery of MNCS with and without SepMate™.

PBMC recovery from fresh whole blood using SepMate™-50 versus standard density gradient centrifugation. Graph also shows PBMC recovery from a 48 hour-old sample using SepMate™. n in each group = 7

Figure 2. Human CD4+ T Cell Isolation using SepMate™-50 and RosetteSep™ Human CD4+ T Cell Enrichment Cocktail


Scientific reports 2020 jun

Vaccination of koalas during antibiotic treatment for Chlamydia-induced cystitis induces an improved antibody response to Chlamydia pecorum.

S. Phillips et al.


Chlamydia infection and disease are endemic in free-ranging koalas. Antibiotics remain the front line treatment for Chlamydia in koalas, despite their rates of treatment failure and adverse gut dysbiosis outcomes. A Chlamydia vaccine for koalas has shown promise for replacing antibiotic treatment in mild ocular Chlamydia disease. In more severe disease presentations that require antibiotic intervention, the effect of vaccinating during antibiotic use is not currently known. This study investigated whether a productive immune response could be induced by vaccinating koalas during antibiotic treatment for Chlamydia-induced cystitis. Plasma IgG antibody levels against the C. pecorum major outer membrane protein (MOMP) dropped during antibiotic treatment in both vaccinated and unvaccinated koalas. Post-treatment, IgG levels recovered. The IgG antibodies from naturally-infected, vaccinated koalas recognised a greater proportion of the MOMP protein compared to their naturally-infected, unvaccinated counterparts. Furthermore, peripheral blood mononuclear cell gene expression revealed an up-regulation in genes related to neutrophil degranulation in vaccinated koalas during the first month post-vaccination. These findings show that vaccination of koalas while they are being treated with antibiotics for cystitis can result in the generation of a productive immune response, in the form of increased and expanded IgG production and host response through neutrophil degranulation.
Viruses 2020 jun

The Effect of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) Strains and the Corresponding Infected-Macrophages' Supernatant on Macrophage Inflammatory Function and Lymphocyte Apoptosis.

K. Abdelsalam et al.


Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is an important viral disease of cattle that causes immune dysfunction. Macrophages are the key cells for the initiation of the innate immunity and play an important role in viral pathogenesis. In this in vitro study, we studied the effect of the supernatant of BVDV-infected macrophage on immune dysfunction. We infected bovine monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM) with high or low virulence strains of BVDV. The supernatant recovered from BVDV-infected MDM was used to examine the functional activity and surface marker expression of normal macrophages as well as lymphocyte apoptosis. Supernatants from the highly virulent 1373-infected MDM reduced phagocytosis, bactericidal activity and downregulated MHC II and CD14 expression of macrophages. Supernatants from 1373-infected MDM induced apoptosis in MDBK cells, lymphocytes or BL-3 cells. By protein electrophoresis, several protein bands were unique for high-virulence, 1373-infected MDM supernatant. There was no significant difference in the apoptosis-related cytokine mRNA (IL-1beta, IL-6 and TNF-a) of infected MDM. These data suggest that BVDV has an indirect negative effect on macrophage functions that is strain-specific. Further studies are required to determine the identity and mechanism of action of these virulence factors present in the supernatant of the infected macrophages.
Science (New York, N.Y.) 2020 jul

Deep immune profiling of COVID-19 patients reveals distinct immunotypes with therapeutic implications.

D. Mathew et al.


COVID-19 is currently a global pandemic, but human immune responses to the virus remain poorly understood. We analyzed 125 COVID-19 patients, and compared recovered to healthy individuals using high dimensional cytometry. Integrated analysis of {\~{}}200 immune and {\~{}}50 clinical features revealed activation of T cell and B cell subsets in a proportion of patients. A subgroup of patients had T cell activation characteristic of acute viral infection and plasmablast responses reaching {\textgreater}30{\%} of circulating B cells. However, another subgroup had lymphocyte activation comparable to uninfected subjects. Stable versus dynamic immunological signatures were identified and linked to trajectories of disease severity change. These analyses identified three immunotypes" associated with poor clinical trajectories versus improving health. These immunotypes may have implications for the design of therapeutics and vaccines for COVID-19."
Metabolites 2020 apr

Involvement of Lactate and Pyruvate in the Anti-Inflammatory Effects Exerted by Voluntary Activation of the Sympathetic Nervous System.

J. Zwaag et al.


We recently demonstrated that the sympathetic nervous system can be voluntarily activated following a training program consisting of cold exposure, breathing exercises, and meditation. This resulted in profound attenuation of the systemic inflammatory response elicited by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration. Herein, we assessed whether this training program affects the plasma metabolome and if these changes are linked to the immunomodulatory effects observed. A total of 224 metabolites were identified in plasma obtained from 24 healthy male volunteers at six timepoints, of which 98 were significantly altered following LPS administration. Effects of the training program were most prominent shortly after initiation of the acquired breathing exercises but prior to LPS administration, and point towards increased activation of the Cori cycle. Elevated concentrations of lactate and pyruvate in trained individuals correlated with enhanced levels of anti-inflammatory interleukin (IL)-10. In vitro validation experiments revealed that co-incubation with lactate and pyruvate enhances IL-10 production and attenuates the release of pro-inflammatory IL-1$\beta$ and IL-6 by LPS-stimulated leukocytes. Our results demonstrate that practicing the breathing exercises acquired during the training program results in increased activity of the Cori cycle. Furthermore, this work uncovers an important role of lactate and pyruvate in the anti-inflammatory phenotype observed in trained subjects.
Frontiers in immunology 2020

Single-Cell Atlas Reveals Complexity of the Immunosuppressive Microenvironment of Initial and Recurrent Glioblastoma.

W. Fu et al.


The Glioblastoma (GBM) immune microenvironment plays a critical role in tumor development, progression, and prognosis. A comprehensive understanding of the intricate milieu and its interactions remains unclear, and single-cell analysis is crucially needed. Leveraging mass cytometry (CyTOF), we analyzed immunocytes from 13 initial and three recurrent GBM samples and their matched peripheral blood mononuclear cells (pPBMCs). Using a panel of 30 markers, we provide a high-dimensional view of the complex GBM immune microenvironment. Hematoxylin and eosin staining and polychromatic immunofluorescence were used for verification of the key findings. In the initial and recurrent GBMs, glioma-associated microglia/macrophages (GAMs) constituted 59.05 and 27.87{\%} of the immunocytes, respectively; programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), T cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain-3 (TIM-3), lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3), interleukin-10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor-$\beta$ (TGF$\beta$) demonstrated different expression levels in the GAMs among the patients. GAMs could be subdivided into different subgroups with different phenotypes. Both the exhausted T cell and regulatory T (Treg) cell percentages were significantly higher in tumors than in pPBMCs. The natural killer (NK) cells that infiltrated into the tumor lesions expressed higher levels of CXC chemokine receptor 3 (CXCR3), as these cells expressed lower levels of interferon-$\gamma$ (IFN$\gamma$). The immune microenvironment in the initial and recurrent GBMs displayed similar suppressive changes. Our study confirmed that GAMs, as the dominant infiltrating immunocytes, present great inter- and intra-tumoral heterogeneity and that GAMs, increased exhausted T cells, infiltrating Tregs, and nonfunctional NK cells contribute to local immune suppressive characteristics. Recurrent GBMs share similar immune signatures with the initial GBMs except the proportion of GAMs decreases.