Automated Assay Ready Cell Culture System
Tue, 2008-02-26 05:25
The Cell Growth and Discovery (CGD) WorkCell, an enclosed, environmentally controlled system for high capacity cell growth, supply and in-line image analysis, combines software with robotics to simultaneously handle multiple plate/flask formats and perform cell maintenance, colony selection and RNAi studies. Full level II HEPA containment with strategic ports allows easy user access while still protecting cells from contamination, and users from potentially hazardous aerosols and vapors. The cell can perform a variety of assays at the optimal point of cell growth and has extensive process flexibility to meet the culture and experimental demands of varying cell types. With the ability to accommodate multiple container formats, the system can provide cells suitable for a variety of research needs, from cloning and transfection studies, to general cell line amplification.