Vario MACS


The VarioMACS™ Separator gives the flexibility to separate small samples as well as samples of up to 2×109 total cells. Various MACS Columns can be used with the height-adjustable VarioMACS Separator:

Whole Blood Columnsfor positive selection of cells directly from whole blood

The MS Column Adapteris required to insert MS Columns into the magnetic field of the VarioMACS Separator, and the LS Column Adapteris required to insert LS, LD or Whole Blood Columns.


The VarioMACS™ Separator contains a powerful permanent magnet that induces a high-gradient magnetic field within MACS® Columns – a field strong enough to retain cells labeled with even small amounts of MACS MicroBeads


In addition to many applications using MACS® MicroBeads, the VarioMACS Separator in combination with LD or CS Columns1 has been used for the enrichment of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes without magnetic labeling2. The malaria parasites digest red blood cell