TAP Biosystems Launches Micro Bioreactor with Active Cooling at BioProcess International Conference System Enables Significant Temperature Shifts and Insect Cell Culture

Published: Oct 13, 2011

13 October 2011 -- TAP Biosystems, (the new corporate identity of The Automation Partnership), a leading supplier of innovative automation and consumables for life science applications, today announced it will introduce a new active cooling system for its ambr micro bioreactor on Booth 523 at this year’s BioProcess International (BPI) Conference in Long Beach, CA on 31st October – 4th November.

On Booth 523, TAP Biosystems’ team will provide details of its new active cooling system, which uses circulated chilled fluid to rapidly adjust and maintain the cell culture temperature to between 20ºC and 40ºC. The wider temperature range makes it possible to predict cells’ performance in large scale bioreactors and optimise conditions for both increased protein production and modulation of product quality in mammalian cultures. The lower temperatures also add the potential to support optimisation of cell growth and protein expression with insect cell lines such as SF9, SF21 and Hi5.

Dr Barney Zoro, ambr Product Manager at TAP Biosystems commented: "Scientists increasingly want to operate protein production or clone selection experiments at temperatures significantly lower than 37ºC, because the resulting metabolic shift can extend culture duration and provide superior product quality.”

Zoro continued: “We’re pleased to introduce this latest development at the BPI Conference as temperature is recognised as a critical parameter and offers significant investigational benefits. We look forward to meeting these scientists on Booth 523 and to discussing how using an ambr will assist in speeding up process development using their mammalian or insect cell lines.”

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Matthew Waker, Head of Communications

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Tel: +44 1763 227200 Fax: +44 1763 227201

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