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TAP Biosystems Release; Major Pharma Chooses CompacT SelecT Automated Cell Culture SystemTo Generate Consistent, High Quality Cell Plates For Transport Assays



9/2/2014 10:28:56 AM

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Cambridge, UK: TAP Biosystems (now part of the Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group), a leading supplier of cell culture and fermentation systems for life science applications, is pleased to announce that its CompacT SelecT™, automated cell culture system has been chosen by a top ten pharmaceutical company to reliably produce consistent, high quality cells in plates, ready for use in transport assays.

CompacT SelecT is being routinely used to automatically culture and maintain a large range of cells in 24 and 96 transwell transport assay plates. With the system, researchers are setting up their cell culture seeding, feeding, expansion, plating and maintenance protocols to automatically produce consistent quality cells for extended periods of time. This flexible approach is allowing these scientists to have a constant supply of cell lines such as Caco-2 and MDCK for use directly in transport assays without having to perform time-consuming, error-prone manual media changes and feeding regimes at night or over weekends.

CompacT SelecT includes a unique SelFeeder liquid handling unit that allows scheduled feeds and media changes and also has a gentle liquid addition and removal action. This reduces damage to cell layers ensuring cell lines are successfully cultured for more consistent transport assay results.

Dr Dave Thomas, Product Manager at TAP Biosystems commented: "We’re delighted that this progressive pharma company is using our automated cell culture technology so successfully. Their adoption of the system to reproducibly generate high quality cell lines indicates to scientists looking to improve their workflow, as well as their transport assay performance that CompacT SelecT is a tried and trusted choice.”

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For Further Information Contact:

Michaela McAdam, Marketing Communications Manager, TAP Biosystems, York Way, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5WY, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1763 227200 Fax: +44 (0) 1763-227201

Email: Michaela.mcadam@tapbiosystems.com Web: www.tapbiosystems.com Twitter: @TAPBiosystems

Editor Contact:

Dr Sue Pearson, Director, International Science Writer, PO Box 170, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 3GD, UK. Tel/Fax + 44 (0) 1462-635327 Email: sue.pearson@internationalsciencewriter.com
Web: www.internationalsciencewriter.com Twitter: @isciencewriter

About TAP Biosystems

TAP Biosystems (now part of the Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group) is a leading global provider of automated cell culture and fermentation systems for life science research, development and production. TAP's systems are in use worldwide at pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic laboratories, supporting bioprocess development and GMP manufacture of biologics and cell therapies, as well as discovery and stem cell research programmes.

Founded in 1987, the company has offices in the UK and USA, and an extensive network of distributors in Europe and Asia offering pre- and post-sales support. www.tapbiosystems.com

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