Setting the Standard
Introduced more than 30 years ago, the COBE 2991 cell processor has set the industry standard as a reliable laboratory tool for a variety of cell processing applications. It earned its enviable reputation for reliability, ease of use, instrument consistency, disposable set performance and multiapplication flexibility thanks to its many devoted users.
From time-tested deglycerolization procedures to bone marrow processing, the COBE 2991 cell processor has been a solid solution for a variety of procedures for washing and concentrating cellular components. Beyond the list of Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies-validated protocols, customers continue to establish new uses for the device.
Improving the Process
The COBE 2991 cell processor offers an alternative to labor-intensive methods for the separation of cell products, such as manually layering blood over a density gradient separation medium using conical tubes. These methods involve a large number of operator steps and manual pipetting techniques that require significant practice, introducing variability and the opportunity for operator error. Automated processing puts control at the user's fingertips. Protocols can be easily programmed for efficient, reproducible results while saving time and reducing the number of manual operating steps. For maximum flexibility, nearly all aspects of operation can be controlled manually. Intuitive operation saves training time, requires little technical support and reduces the opportunity for operator errors.