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For accessible, affordable and reliable recovery
of viable single cells
  • Works in conjunction with inverted microscopes
  • Microscope compatibility testing available in the demo tool
  • Ideal for a variety of eukaryotic cells
  • Cell viability and purity maintained after isolation
  • Isolated cells suitable for use in various single-cell workflows

The QIAscout device together with its core technology, the QIAscout 12,000-Microraft Array, simplifies single-cell isolation while providing cells with a suitable environment similar to a standard cell culture dish. Whether you are performing single-cell sequencing, whole genome and transcriptome amplification or single-cell miRNA analysis; all you need to get started is your cell sample, the QIAscout device and an inverted microscope. The single cells isolated with the QIAscout can be combined with QIAGEN’s single-cell kits for your direct analysis or used for clonal expansion.

Explore the virtual demo to learn more about the QIAscout, see how easy it is to setup and start working, and find a guide to compatible microscopes and objectives.

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Altitude Up to 2000 m (6500 ft)
Applications Single-cell isolation
Connections Connect motor cable connector of the release device onto the controller until a snap-click sound is heard. To disconnect the motor cable, hold on to the connector and pull out the cable.
Consumables (supplied) QIAscout array with dimensions of 0.2 mm x 0.2 mm for each microraft.
Controls Controller; Input voltage: 12 VDC; Power: 6 W; Width: 94 mm (3.7 in); Depth: 132 mm (5.2 in.); Height: 46 mm (1.8 in.); Weight: 0.3 kg (0.66 lb)
Description Manual isolation of cells from a unique array on a petri-dish. Manual selection of microraft followed by piercing of microraft, collection of dislodged microraft and transfer to secondary vessel.
Dimensions Magnetic Wand; Size: Ø8 mm (0.3in.); Height: 55 mm (2.2in.); Magnetic Collection Plate; Width: 100 mm (5.9 in); Depth: 150 mm (3.9 in.); Height: 19 mm (0.7 in.); Release Device; Width: 44 mm (1.7 in.); Depth: 73 mm (2.9 in.); Height: 51 mm (2.0 in.); Release Needle Size; Diameter: 0.1 mm in the body; Diameter: 0.01 mm at the needle tip
Environmental class 3K2 (IEC 60721-3-3); 3M2 (IEC 60721-3-3)
Operating temperature 18–30ºC (64–86ºF)
Overvoltage category II
Place of operation For indoor use only
Pollution degree 2
Power supply AC Power Adapter; Width: 39 mm (1.5 in); Depth: 76 mm (3.0 in.); Height: 56 mm (2.2 in.); Weight: 140 g (0.31 lb); Input Voltage: 100–240 VAC; Mains supply voltage fluctuations are not to exceed ±10% of the nominal supply voltages; Input Current: 0.45–0.2 A; Frequency: 50–60 Hz
Relative humidity 10–80% (noncondensing)
Storage conditions Air temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) in manufacturer’s packaging; Relative humidity: Max. 85% (noncondensing); Environmental class: 1K2 (IEC 60721-3-1); 1M2 (IEC 60721-3-1)
Technical data of the instrument Device temperature: 30°C ± 10°C; Motor connection: Snap and lock connector; Insertion force: 4.5 kgs max.; Withdrawer force: 0.5–3.0 kg; Motor actuator speed: 400 steps/sec; Dislodging action: 1 needle with moving platform
Transportation conditions Air temperature: –25ºC to 60ºC (–13°F to 140°F) in manufacturer’s packaging; Relative humidity: Max. 75% (noncondensing); Environmental class: 2K2 (IEC 60721-3-2); 2M2 (IEC 60721-3-2)
Weight Magnetic Wand: 2.2 g (0.005 lb); Magnetic Collection Plate: 0.3 kg (0.66 lb); Release Device: 0.2 kg (0.44lb)

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