|SCSR Automated Prototype (SCSR)‘|
Figure 1 shows the SCSR Automated Cell Isolation Prototype. The machine consists of a robotic arm, gripper, and several computer-controlled components, including a centrifuge accommodating 50-ml tubes, syringe pump, scale, vortex mixer, and liquid gradient interface detector. The operation places 6 capped sample tubes into the input rack and starts the system from the computer. Processing takes approximately 80 minutes, with washed cells in fresh tubes placed in output rack.
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This work was sponsored by a National Cancer Institute Phase 1 SBIR Grant (1R43CA82063-01).
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