Category: cell culture

Scalable bioreactor reduces experiment turnaround times

A NEW automated bioreactor system for parallel cell culture or fermentation has been launched by TAP Biosystems. Ambr 250 consists of a workstation which can automate independent parallel control of 12 or 24 single-use 250ml bioreactors for cell culture or…

Bioreactor flask range bought by Wheaton

THE CELLINE range of bioreactor flasks for antibody and protein production has been acquired by Wheaton Industries from Wilson Wolf Manufacturing. Wheaton has also entered into an agreement with Wilson Wolf for further product development in high density cell culture…

Fish balls may reduce live animal tests

A NOVEL technique involving the use of structures built out of rainbow trout liver cells could reduce the need for lab animal tests in chemical safety studies, a report published today says. Researchers led by Professor Awadhesh Jha of Plymouth…

Autoprep boosts research into single cell genomics

THE EMERGING field of single-cell genomics is enabling scientists to study previously unavailable genomic signatures from a single cell. Fluidigm believes its C1 system will prove to be the next big advance in the field. The C1 single-cell autoprep system…

Analyse and sort hiPS clusters automatically

REPROGRAMMING somatic cells into human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPS) clusters brings with it the tantalising potential to create disease-specific and patient-specific human cell products. This in turn creates a need to produce a high number of hiPS cell lines,…

Proliferation assays make for easier 3D cell culture

AMSBIO says its new range of Cultrex 3D proliferation assays make downstream 3D cell culture applications much easier to manage. 3D cell culture is a booming technique, the company notes, with a rapidly-growing library of research papers from researchers exploiting…

Mononuclear cells are suitable for biomarker research

HIGH survival and recovery rates are said to be assured with Amsbio’s new ImmunoPure range of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), which are supplied in proprietary reagents. The range includes seven types of immune cells derived, from the peripheral blood…

Human mononuclear cells available off the shelf

SeraCare Life Sciences has expanded its range of mononuclear cells with the launch of off-the-shelf AccuCell human cord blood mononuclear cells (CBMNCs). Viability of these cells after thawing is validated at better than 90%, says SeraCare, making these cryopreserved CBMNCs…