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Ronald W Davis, Stefanie S Jeffrey, Michael N Mindrinos, R Fabian Pease, Ashley Ann Powell, AmirAli Hajhossein Talasaz: Methods and apparatus for magnetic separation of cells. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, David J Aston, Peters Verny, December 6, 2011: US08071395 (13 worldwide citation)

Described here is an automated robotic device that isolates circulating tumor cells (CTCs) or other biological structures with extremely high purity. The device uses powerful magnetic rods covered in removable plastic sleeves. These rods sweep through blood samples, capturing, e.g., cancer cells lab ...


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Ronald W Davis, Stefanie S Jeffrey, Michael N Mindrinos, R Fabian Pease, Ashley Ann Powell, AmirAli Hajhossein Talasaz: Methods and Apparatus for Magnetic Separation of Cells. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Peters Verny, September 3, 2009: US20090220979-A1

Described here is an automated robotic device that isolates circulating tumor cells (CTCs) or other biological structures with extremely high purity. The device uses powerful magnetic rods covered in removable plastic sleeves. These rods sweep through blood samples, capturing, e.g., cancer cells lab ...