Cell Harvesters

Cell harvesters are key tools for labs performing:

  • Cell proliferation assays using tritiated thymidine uptake
  • Receptor binding assays
  • Adherent cell assays
  • Cytotoxicity assays
  • Nucleic acid degradation


The Filtermate Universal Harvester is a compact, versatile system that harvests 24 or 96 samples simultaneously onto solid filer supports or into microplates. Speed and simplicity are the primary strengths of the Filtermate Harvester. From beginning to end, the FilterMate system is easy to use.

  • Short fluid path― minimizes the amount of wash fluid required and ensures more complete washing
  • Separate hot and cold waste lines― helps minimize radioactive waste
  • Versatile base unit― enables switching from 96- to 24-well format and back in just a few minutes
  • Built-in scrubbers― make it easy to detach adherent cells from well bottoms and ensure complete harvesting


The FilterMate Harvester is available in several versatile configurations. There are FilterMate models suited for either our MicroBeta® or TopCount® Scintillation and Luminescence Counters, as well as a model designed for cutting filtermats for our Tri-Carb® Liquid Scintillation Counters or WIZARD® Automatic Gamma Counters. The Filtermate Harvester is also available in stainless steel for increased resistance to TCA (trichloroacetic acid).



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