The HANABI-L 2.0 Automated Lymphocyte Isolator System and the HANABI-CI 4.0 Automated Cell Isolator System are designed for today’s laboratories that require increased throughput of lymphocyte isolation for higher productivity in providing consistent, high-quality sample preparation.
Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that are part of the immune system. Lymphocytes have round or oval nuclei and generally are 8 to 12 microns in diameter. A rapid increase in the number of lymphocytes present in the blood (lymphocytosis) often indicates the presence of a pathological intrusion; in severe cases, it may be leukemia (blood cancer), although in most cases this relates to a simple inflammation. Lymphocytes are divided into two classes, B Cells and T Cells. B cells produce antibodies used to attack invading bacteria, viruses, and toxins, whereas T cells destroy the body’s own cells that have themselves been taken over by viruses or become cancerous.
(Source: NIH – National Human Genome Research Institute)
Blood cell development. A blood stem cell goes through several steps to become a red blood cell, platelet, or white blood cell.
The action of lymphocytes
The acquired immune system triggers a response when an innate immune system response has not been activated.
The life of lymphocytes is short, like other white blood cells. Some remain in the body for years, however, providing future lymphocytes with a “memory” against those external agents that have previously attacked the body. This ensures a more efficient immune response in years to come.