ThermoGenesis out of Rancho Cordova, California is releasing a point-of-care device for concentrating stem cells derived from patients’ bone marrow. The company promises a 15 minute processing time and consistently high yields of viable mononuclear cells.
Here’s how you operate the Res-Q:
STEP 1 Fill the Res-Q™60 BMC with bone marrow aspirate using a syringe and the supplied clot filter. The needleless port protects the sample from contamination.
STEP 2 Place the Res-Q™60 BMC into a benchtop centrifuge and spin at 3200 rpm for 12 minutes to allow for the separation of the bone marrow components and capturing of the buffy coat into the collection chamber.
STEP 3 Remove device from centrifuge and place on processing tray to re-suspend the buffy coat.
STEP 4 Harvest 6-10 mL of a stem cell rich buffy coat. A 12" sterile line is provided to facilitate transfer of sample back into the surgical field if required.