m2p-labs Launches a New Media Preparation Robot  
4/30/2012 10:16:36 AM

Baesweiler/Aachen, 30 April 2012 – m2p-labs sets a new standard in culture media development and launches a new, exceptionally compact pipetting robot on the market. The new device ´RoboLector®S´ will be presented for the first time at the Interphex trade show in New York from the 1st-3rd May 2012 at the m2p-labs booth 3573.

The optimal selection of culture media is an important step in bioprocess development of new enzymes and proteins. "Media optimizations are routinely done in shake flasks and fermenters. These experiments are very laborious and frustrating for every researcher“, explains Dr. Frank Kensy, Managing Director at m2p-labs GmbH, ”but now, we have a much better solution with the RoboLector®S for the error-prone and repetitive manual pipetting“.

The RoboLector® S automates culture media preparation, increases throughput and reduces media consumption of the often expensive media components. The system allows the automated pipetting of up to 48 different media variants at a scale of 0.5 - 2 mL. The media will be pipetted directly into a microplate which later serves as a cultivation platform, the user has to simply inoculate the prepared media with cells. The device has been designed keeping the standard size of clean benches in mind and therefore easily fits into these sterile benches and this facilitates the implementation. With a compact size of 566x460x630 mm3 (WxDxH) the RoboLector® S is one of the smallest pipetting robots on the market, and therefore very cost effective.

For the definition of new media variants the user can simply enter the concentrations of the media components manually into a matrix in the RoboLector® Agent Software or he can import matrixes from Design of Experiments (DoE) or even genetic algorithms. The integration of modern statistical planning tools such as DoE contributes actively to a better understanding of bioprocesses and the Quality by Design (QbD) program.

”Researchers will relinquish the fear of media optimization, because they can now design their experiments with a huge range of different media using the computer. After that, the RoboLector® 2 S will do the rest and prepares the media automatically“, states Dr. Frank Kensy the advantages of the new pipetting robot. ”With the RoboLector® S we meet exactly the needs of our customers. Researcher are confronted with a lot of pressure at work. Our technology relieves this situation and reduces the work load in the lab. Thus, it leads to faster and more precise experimental data“, pronounces Dr. Kensy. The combination of the RoboLector® S with the well-established BioLector® technology from m2p-labs is very powerful and can speed up bioprocess development.

The innovative tools from m2p-labs allow researchers to gain much faster and better results in fermentation science with less effort, higher throughput and more information output. Thus, bioprocess development can be accelerated and costs and time-to-market can be dramatically reduced. With the RoboLector® S m2p-labs systematically expands it´s product portfolio and matures to a complete solution provider in the field of small scale fermentation and life-science research.

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About m2p-labs GmbH

m2p-labs is financed by the High-Tech-Gründerfonds (business start-up fund), the KfW and the Seed Fund Aachen. The biotechnology company is specialized in the development of process solutions for cell culture and microbiology in micro-litre scale. The first marketable development is a unique miniature bioreactor system for high content screening. m2p-labs’ special know-how in micro process technology and automation enables the company to offer interested customers contract research or consulting. The company is based in Baesweiler near Aachen, Germany.


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