Automatic Fraction Collector (AFC)
A significant enhancement to the qEV platform, the Izon Automatic Fraction Collector (AFC) allows for fast, precise, automated isolation of EVs. qEV is already widely known as the most advanced method for rapid, clean isolation of extracellular vesicles. Until now the qEV process has been a bit labour intensive and difficult to scale. The AFC automates the qEV isolation process, eliminating human error and enables high-precision large-scale, standardisable exosome isolation.
- Highly cost effective, compact, ideal for both small scale and high throughput parallel processing of EV samples
- Measures fluid volume precisely by weight, weighing individual drops and accurately measuring total fraction weight.
- Utilises a rotational carousel for holding collection tubes. During fraction collection the carousel will advance to the next fraction when the selected fraction weight is reached. The carousel is reversible with 2 different fraction tube size options.
- Works with qEVsingle, qEVoriginal, qEV2 and qEV10 column types.
- The fluid that elutes from the qEV column before the EV fractions (buffer volume) is precisely measured and pooled into a separate central well of the AFC carousel and sent to waste, avoiding unnecessary collection of buffer volumes into individual tubes.
- Once isolation is initiated via the integrated touch screen, the user can simply walk away.
- Feedback is given to user via LED lights on the device, making it very easy to manage multiple AFCs in parallel.
- The qEV columns are now RFID tagged with addressable memory, the RFID label is registered with the AFC, critical information for the user such as column size, column type (35 or 70) is displayed, QA and production data, and column usage data are individually recorded.