Category: cell culture

More efficient collagen coating of plates and flasks

A REGULAR but tedious task in many laboratories is the coating of disposable items of labware with extracellular matrix proteins such as collagen or fibronectin before performing cell culture operations. Now an application note from Integra Biosciences demonstrates how this…

Acronym of the week

WE’RE all used to seeing acronyms and abbreviations used – and sometimes abused – in the names of items of lab equipment and the names of scientific instrument companies. Sometimes these are quite clever, and make us smile. Sometimes they…

Consumable cell products on sale at online store

A RANGE of cells and culture media for cell-based research is now available from Medicyte’s online shop. The company says this new web presence allows customers from the pharmaceutical, chemical, and cosmetics industries to order various cell products and other…

Bioreactor will grow stem cell lines at Georgia Tech

TAP Biosystems reports that Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, has selected its Ambr bioreactor system to conduct research aimed at determining the optimum process conditions for economical manufacturing of stem cells. Ambr will be used at the university’s new Stem…

3D cell culture made simple

A NEW system which promises to make consistent and reproducible 3D cell culture a simple procedure has been launched by Tap Biosystems. The new Raft system includes a custom microplate and heater together with reagents and a protocol to follow…