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Cytiva: speed, efficiency, capacity

Cytiva 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-recognised 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 revolutionised 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 and hydrophobic interaction, all in formats to meet your application requirements.

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

Western Blotting

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

Key Products

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.

HyClone™ Classical and Serum-Free Media »

Culture cells using our complete line of HyClone™ classical, speciality 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, mould 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 optimise 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.


Key Products

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 utilising 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 to 6 hours.

Whatman™ Filtration

Filtration is an indispensable step in sample preparation and many analytical methods. Cytiva's 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 fibre 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 seven 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-fibre 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 fibre 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 fibre

  • 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) and G2

Filter papers, and glass/quartz fibres

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

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Cytiva Amersham™ Hyperfilm™ ECL

Use with all blue and green light chemiluminescent systems. Cytiva Amersham™ Hyperfilm™ ECL is constructed from a clear base coated on both sides with a photographic emulsion that is protected by an anti-scratch layer. X50 Autoradiography film Amersham

Cytiva Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters, Grade GF/C

Combines fine particle retention with good flow rate. Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters, Grade GF/C are ideal for the collection of suspended solids in potable water, natural and industrial wastes. X100 FILTER GLASS CIRCLE GF/C 24MM

Cytiva Whatman™ Qualitative Filter Paper: Grade 1 Circles

Covers a wide range of laboratory applications and is frequently used for clarifying liquids. Whatman™ Qualitative Filter Paper: Grade 1 Circles are widely used standard grade filter papers for routine applications with medium retention and flow rates. X100 TYPE 1 38.5CM 100/PKFILTER CI

Cytiva Whatman™ Lens Cleaning Tissue

Provides scratch-free cleaning solutions. Whatman™ Lens Cleaning Tissue safely removes surface moisture and grease. X500 SHEETS LENS CLEAN. 460X570MM

Cytiva Disposable PD-10 Desalting Columns

Use for desalting and buffer exchange, as well as removal of low-molecular weight compounds. Cytiva Life Sciences™ Disposable PD-10 Desalting Columns provide fast, high-recovery. X30 Disposable PD-10 desalting column

Cytiva Whatman™ Type WCN Cellulose Nitrate Membranes

Recommended for majority of routine applications, this membrane is manufactured under strictly controlled conditions.  Whatman™ Type WCN Cellulose Nitrate Membranes narrow pore size distribution for improved surface capture and analysis. X100 MB CN WHITE 0.65UM 47MM

Cytiva Whatman™ HEPA-Vent Filter

Strengthened glass filter media by dual lamination with a tough polyester monofilament. Whatman™ HEPA-Vent Filters are ideal for air and gas filtration applications where high retention, dirt-holding capacity and flow rates are required. X10 HEPA-VENT GMF 50MM

Cytiva HyClone™ Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline, Solution

Buffer cell culture with PBS in solution. 10 LT Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline (DPBS),

Cytiva Whatman™ 3MM Chr Chromatography Paper

Manufactured entirely from high-quality cotton linters with no additives and tested specifically for chromatographic techniques. Whatman™ Grade 3MM Chr Chromatography Paper ensures the wicking capability and uniformity of capillary action that are important in chemical separations. 3MM CHR BLOT PAPER 20.32X25.4CM

Cytiva Whatman™ Quantitative Filter Paper: Grade 541 Circles

Recommended when fast filtration of a gelatinous precipitate for gravimetric analysis is performed on a strongly acidic or alkali solution. Whatman™ Quantitative Filter Paper: Grade 541 Circles  are acid hardened cellulose filters, which reduces ash to an extremely low level. X100 TYPE 541 4.25CM/100/PKFILTER

Cytiva Amersham™ ECL™ Prime Western Blotting Detection Reagent

Enables the use of highly diluted primary and secondary antibodies without reducing sensitivity.  Cytiva Lifescience™ Amersham™ ECL™ Prime Western Blotting Detection Reagent produces high signal intensity and sensitivity. ECL Prime Western Blotting Detection Reagent for 3000 cm2 membrane

Cytiva Rainbow™ Molecular Weight Markers

Monitor progress of protein electrophoresis and assess transfer efficiency and molecular weight of blotted proteins without staining. Cytiva Life Sciences™ Rainbow™ Molecular Weight Markers use bright, distinctive colors to allow easier confirmation of transfer to blotting membranes and orientation. 250UL Amersham ECL High-Range Rainbow Molecular Weight Markers, MW range 12,000-225,000

Cytiva Pharmalyte™ Carrier Ampholytes

Use in Isoelectric focusing. Cytiva Pharmalyte™ Carrier Ampholytes prepared by the co-polymerization of glycine, glycylglycine, amines, and epichlorohydrin, are available in five broad-range and four narrow-range pH intervals. 25ML Pharmalyte, broad range pH 2.5 - 5Store in Fridge at 4C

Water, Cell Culture Grade (Endotoxin-Free), Cytiva


Cytiva Amersham™ Protran™ NC Nitrocellulose Membranes: Rolls

Use this versatile nitrocellulose membrane for excellent binding affinity for small proteins and peptides, as well as nucleic acids. Cytiva Amersham™ Protran™ NC Nitrocellulose Membranes: Rolls offer excellent sensitivity, resolution, and low background. X1 Amersham Protran 0.1um Nitrocellulose 300mm x 4m roll

Cytiva Whatman™ Benchkote Surface Protector Sheets

Minimize mess and contamination during spills. Whatman™ Benchkote material has a high-quality, smooth, absorbent lab paper layer that soaks up liquid spills. A second laminated polyethylene layer prevents flow-through to the working surface. X50 SHEET BENCHKOTE 46X57 CM

Cytiva Whatman™ Benchkote™ Surface Protector Reel

Minimize mess and contamination during spills. Whatman™ Benchkote material has a high-quality, smooth, absorbent lab paper layer that soaks up liquid spills. A second laminated polyethylene layer prevents flow-through to the working surface. ROLL 50M BENCHKOTE L46CM

Cytiva illustra™ NAP™ Columns, NAP-5

Use for rapid and efficient purification of DNA and oligonucleotides (>10-mer) in less than 15 minutes by gravity flow. Cytiva Life Sciences™ illustra™ NAP™ Columns are disposable columns prepacked with Sephadex™ G-25 DNA Grade X50 illustra NAP-5 columns 00

Cytiva Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters, Grade GF/A

Combines high loading capacity with fine particle retention. Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters, Grade GF/A are ideal for gravimetric determination of airborne particulates, stack sampling and absorption methods of air pollution monitoring. X100 GF/A GLASS MICROFIBRE 1.6µM 260µM THICKNESSglass 13mm (pack of 100)

Cytiva Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters GF/F Circles

Served as the basis filter for EPA standard for the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure. Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters GF/F Circles offers an extremely high loading capacity and flow rate. X25 TYPE GF/F 14.2CM/2GLASS FI

Cytiva Amersham™ ECL Select™ Western Blotting Detection Reagent

Use as a high sensitivity reagent for chemiluminescent Western blotting detection. Cytiva Life Sciences™ Amersham™ ECL Select™ Western Blotting Detection Reagent  provides highly intense signal output, for detection of medium to very low protein levels. WB DETECTION REAGENT KIT, ECL SELECT, HIGH SENSITIvity chemiluminescent substrate for1000cm2 of

Cytiva Whatman™ Qualitative Filter Paper: Grade 4 Circles

Filters and retains course particles for monitoring air pollution. Whatman™ Qualitative Filter Paper: Grade 4 Circles are used when high flow rates in air pollution monitoring are required and the collection of fine particles is not critical. X100 FILTER PAPER GR 4 270MM

Cytiva HyClone™ Fetal Bovine Serum, South American Origin

500ML FETAL BOVINE SERUM, Research GradeSouth American Origin, European Customers

Cytiva Whatman™ Qualitative Filter Paper: Grade 2 Circles

Retains and absorbs more than Grade 1 filters, with a corresponding increase in filtration time. Whatman™ Qualitative Filter Paper: Grade 2 Circles are used for monitoring specific contaminants in the atmosphere and in soil testing. X100 FILTER PAPER GR2 270MM

Cytiva Disposable PD-10 Columns: Pk of 50 Empty Columns

Use for gravity flow purification. Disposable PD-10 Columns: Pk of 50 Empty Columns are economical, plastic columns that can be packed with a wide range of bulk media. X50 Column P-10, empty, disposable

HyClone™ Water, Molecular Biology Grade, Cytiva


Cytiva Whatman™ pH Indicator Papers, CF Strips

Provides an extremely clear and accurate visual pH value using four different segments of dye-impregnated indicator papers. Whatman™ pH Indicator Papers, CF Strips use dyes that are chemically bonded to the paper and cannot be leached into solution. X100 PH STRIPS PH4,5 - 10

Cytiva Whatman™ Binder-Free Glass Microfiber Filters, Grade GF/B

Filters fine particles with high wet-strength and high loading capacity. Whatman™ Binder-Free Microfiber Filters, Grade GF/B are particularly useful for liquid clarification and liquid scintillation counting. X100 FILTER GLASS GF/B 42.5MM

Cytiva Whatman™ Three-piece Filter Funnel

Features quick and easy filtration. Whatman™ Three-piece Filter Funnels dismantle quickly for the insertion of a new filter. Funnels are available with a choice of three plates and come in several sizes. THREE PIECE FUNNEL 25MM


Lab Recharge

Welcome to Cytiva Lab Recharge 2021

Offering solutions for all segments and applications in life sciences research including sample preparation,  protein purification, cell culture, filtration and Western blotting.

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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 into 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 to 5mL/min
  • Pump type: peristaltic pump - single channel, four-roller pump head with low pulsation
  • Max. operating pressure: 0.5MPa
  • UV, fixed wavelength: Yes, 280nm
  • Conductivity range: 0 to 300mS/cm
  • Software: UNICORN start 1.0 or higher