News

Enrichment of Rare Circulating Cells Using Microbubble-Based Preparation: Poster Presentation at EDRN 2021

March 2021

Enrichment of Rare Circulating Cells Using Microbubble-Based Preparation: Poster Presentation at EDRN 2021

Akadeum recently had the opportunity to present a poster presentation at The 12th Scientific Workshop of the Early Detection Research Network. 20th Year of EDRN: Making Cancer Detection Possible.

Akadeum’s Microbubbles are a powerful tool for CTC sample preparation that minimizes mechanical force and eliminates magnetization of cells. This poster details an enrichment of rare circulating cells using a microbubble-based preparation.

 


Enrichment of Rare Circulating Cells Using Microbubble-Based Preparation

Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) are a useful biomarker for cancer detection and monitoring. Enriching for rare cells from blood or tissues presents significant sample preparation challenges. Current methods for CTC preparation leave behind red blood cells (RBCs) as well as other nucleated cells affecting their downstream analysis or are harsh often damaging the cells of interest. Microbubble technology can remove up to 99% of contaminant RBCs in less than 10 minutes start-to-finish. By binding to the surface markers identified by specific antigens in the bubbles, the removal of RBCs, platelets, and other unwanted cells becomes quick and simple. Microbubbles have been described as an alternative or adjunct to magnetic beads or microfluidic methods for CTC sample preparation. This technology may find particular value in applications where mechanical force needs to be minimized or magnetization of cells needs to be avoided.

Download the Poster >>

Back to Top