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Cytiva: speed, efficiency, capacity

Cytiva (formerly GE Healthcare) is a global provider of technologies and services that help advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. With a heritage of innovation, we continue to move forward, building on the brands you know and have come to rely on for quality and reliability. Our diverse portfolio includes well-recognized brands such as ÄKTA™, Amersham™, HyClone™, MabSelect™ and Whatman™. Cytiva brings speed, efficiency and capacity to life sciences research and manufacturing, enabling the delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Protein Research

Choose from Cytiva's portfolio of protein purification tools, from Sephadex™, the chromatography resin that revolutionized protein purification, to the newest magnetic bead-based technology. Cytiva's products support a broad range of chromatography resins and resin methods, including affinity purification, gel filtration, desalting, ion exchange, hydrophobic interaction, in formats to meet your application requirements.

  • Loose resin up to 500 g
  • Chromatography columns such as HiTrap™, SpinTrap™, GraviTrap™ and Tricorn™ columns
  • Pre-packed columns for convenience, efficiency

Western Blotting

Amersham™ Western blotting products deliver reliable protein identification for you time after time: meaningful data, reproducible results.

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Cell Culture

HyClone™ serum, media buffers and process liquids have helped advance drug discovery and bioproduction processes since 1967, and continue to deliver quality and consistency. Media: Culture cells using the complete Cytiva line of HyClone classical specialty and transfection media products that support the growth of CHO SF9, HEK293, hybridoma, myeloma, insect, NSO, and vial vaccine cell lines.

HyClone™ Classical and Serum-Free Media

Culture cells using our complete line of HyClone™ classical, specialty and transfection media products that support cell growth of CHO, SF9, HEK293, hybridoma, myeloma, insect, NS0 and viral vaccine cell lines.

HyClone™ Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), Calf Serum, Fetal Bovine Serum Alternatives, and Supplements

Enhance cell culture performance using a variety of HyClone™ supplements, including Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), calf serum, engineered serum (FetalClone™ 1, 2, 3) and serum-free supplements (HyClone™ Cell Boost 1-6).

HyClone™ Antibiotics and Reagents

Separate attachment-dependent cells from substrate or reduce the effect of bacteria, mold or yeast contaminants in your cell culture process.

HyClone™ Stem Cell Products

Grow stem cells with ease using our specialty line of stem cell products tailored to optimize cell culture performance for a variety of stem cells including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), mesenchymal stem cells (mSC), human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and epithelial stem cells.

HyClone™ Buffers and Process Liquids

Manage, control and regulate pH, temperature, osmotic pressure, carbon dioxide and oxygen for your specific cell culture.


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DNA and RNA Research

When nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) sample is scarce, amplification can be used to expand the sample quantity for use in multiple experiments. Selecting the most suitable amplification technology will depend on sample type, the molecular biology application where it will be used, and the need to preserve sample for additional testing. Some common technologies for DNA amplification are Phi29 polymerase technology, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), rolling circle amplification (RCA), and isothermal multiple strand displacement amplification (MDA).

Phi29 polymerase technology

Phi29 DNA polymerase-based isothermal DNA amplification is a simple, reliable alternative to other DNA amplification procedures such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The highly processive Phi29 DNA polymerase elicits strong strand displacement enabling rapid DNA replication from multiple sites. 

Whole genome amplification

GenomiPhi™ products, powered by Phi29 polymerase technology, are available in kits that provide an easy-to-use method which delivers highly representative and reliable whole genome amplification. Each kit contains all the components necessary for whole-genome amplification by utilizing isothermal multiple strand displacement amplification, with minimal hands-on time. Compared with conventional PCR amplification techniques, MDA generates larger sized products with a lower error frequency.


Rolling circle amplification

TempliPhi™, based on Phi29 DNA polymerase, is used to exponentially amplify single- or double-stranded circular DNA by rolling circle amplification (RCA). This isothermal amplification produces microgram quantities of DNA from picograms of starting material in 4-6 h.

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Whatman™ Filtration

Filtration is an indispensable step in sample preparation and many analytical methods. Cytivas Whatman™ products provide the quality, consistency, reliability and convenience to help your lab run smoothly. With a large variety of available sizes, types and specifications, you can be sure to find a filter that fits your application, equipment and workflow.

  • Cellulose, glass and quartz fiber filters
  • Membrane filters
  • Syringe and syringeless filtration devices
  • Capsule filters
  • Sterile and non-sterile options
  • Lab essentials
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Whatman Puradisc syringe filter

  • High performance, dependable single membrane layer filter
  • Available in 11 different membrane types and 7 pore sizes to work for samples of many chemical compositions and volumes

Whatman GD/X™ syringe filter

  • Used for heavy, thick, or viscous hard to filter samples
  • Multi-gradient glass fiber layer pre-filters large particles which increases flow rate and volume through the main membrane

Whatman GD/XP syringe filter

  • Used for heavy, thick, or viscous samples with low protein binding and low metals extractables
  • Polypropylene pre-filtration stack provides increased flow rate and volume flow through while eliminating protein binding and inorganic ion extractables that could come from glass fiber pre-filtration 

Whatman SPARTAN™ certified

  • Every batch is tested and certified for HPLC use to ensure batch-to-batch consistency and low levels of UV-absorbing substances
  • Regenerated cellulose membrane exhibits very low protein binding and low levels of extractables in water, methanol, and acetonitrile

Whatman Anotop™

  • Recommended for use in Ion Chromatography 
  • Alumina based Anopore membrane has very low ion extractables and highly uniform capillary pore structure

Whatman Mini-UniPrep™ (MUP)

  • Designed for HPLC and uHPLC autosamplers to support high throughput testing labs
  • Combines syringe, syringe filter, autosampler vial, cap, and septum in a single device for increased efficiency in consumable management

Whatman Mini-UniPrep™ (MUP) G2

  • Designed for HPLC and UHPLC autosamplers to support high throughput testing labs requiring low levels of organic leachables
  • Same design as MUP but a borosilicate glass vial reduces leachables that could come from plastics

Cellulose fibre - quantitative

  • Low ash filters in support gravimetric and other weight based analyses
  • Available in a variety of thicknesses, retention sizes, and surface treatments to support specific applications

Cellulose fibre - qualitative

  • High purity cotton filters support sample separation, clarification, and purification in advance of analysis
  • Available in a variety of thicknesses, retention sizes, and physical preparations to support specific applications

Glass and quartz fiber

  • The ability to capture very small particles supports environmental analysis and other applications requiring high retention rates
  • Available with a range of particle retention sizes, mechanical strengths, and thermal stabilities to support specific applications

Key Products

Syringe Filters

  • Whatman Puradisc
  • Whatman GD/X
  • Whatman GD/XP
  • Whatman SPARTAN certified
  • Whatman Anotop
  • Whatman Mini-UniPrep (MUP) & G2

Filter papers, and glass/quartz fibers

  • Cellulose fibre – quantitative
  • Cellulose fibre – qualitative
  • Glass and quartz fiber


Lab Recharge

Welcome to Cytiva Lab Recharge 2020

Offering solutions for all segments and applications in Life Sciences research including sample preparation,  protein purification, cell culture, filtration and western blotting.

Contact your local Fisher Scientific Sales Representative and ask for your promo code to unlock your special prices.

Download your segment brochure now!

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ÄKTA™ start protein purification system

You won’t believe how easy it is.

From method creation and sample loading to fraction collection and data analysis, we’ve thought about how to make your work easier at every step. Let ÄKTA start transform your manual purification workflow into a convenient automated solution that delivers reproducible results

It’s like having an expert with you all the way.

UNICORN start system control software is user friendly, guiding you through each step in your purification−from creating a protocol and setting up your run to evaluating your results and creating a custom report. See how UNICORN start software saves you time and gives you valuable insight from your run or purification.

ÄKTA start offers the following features:

  • Compact solution for quick and reliable one-step protein purification
  • Sample injection and fraction collection options
  • Quick start methods and templates for common purification techniques
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and real-time monitoring


  • Flow-Rate: 0.5-5mL/min
  • Pump type: Peristaltic pump - single channel, four roller pump head with low pulsation
  • Max. operating pressure: 0.5 Mpa
  • UV, fixed wave length: Yes, 280 nm
  • Conductivity range: 0-300 mS/cm
  • Software: UNICORN start 1.0 or higher
Think Pink
Think Pink Think Pink

Join us in THINK PINK the entire month of October, and together we can make a difference

During the month of October, simply purchase any products from the laboratory research consumables range, and Cytiva will donate $1 per pack to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Pick from trusted brands like Amersham™, Sera-Mag Select™, Whatman™ & MabSelect™. During the month of October, simply purchase any products from the laboratory research consumables range, and Cytiva will donate $1 per pack to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Pick from trusted brands like Amersham™, Sera-Mag Select™, Whatman™ & MabSelect™.

Your support in 2019 helped raise $121 000.

This year’s goal aims even higher. Together, our 2020 is to raise $175 000 for the BCRF.

Research is improving care every day and producing better outcomes to transform lives. Cytiva’s laboratory and research consumables are used in labs around the world. Help us continue to support the BCRF’s mission to fund critical work in areas from cancer research to development of therapeutics.

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