The Automation Partnership (TAP), a leader in the design and development of innovative automation for life science applications, is pleased to announce its new advanced micro bioreactor system (ambr).
ambr replicates the characteristics of classical bioreactors at microscale (10 – 15 ml working volume), by using cost effective, disposable micro bioreactors controlled by an automated workstation. It enables the rapid evaluation of multiple bioreactor cultures (24 in parallel), improving productivity in cell line development with significant savings on materials and labour.
Dr Richard Wales, TAP’s Technology Director for ambr, will be presenting exciting data from independent trials of CHO cells expressing an antibody construct. This includes data from testing carried out at major biotechnology companies, with comparison to both 5 and 10 litre bioreactors, and demonstrates the potential of ambr as a new, cost-effective route for cell line selection and early process development.
Dr Richard Wales stated:” The infrastructure requirements, overheads and labour costs of working with bench-scale bioreactors limits their use in many organisations. We are delighted to have developed a solution to this problem that not only saves time by automating set-up, sampling and maintenance of 24 individual disposable bioreactors, but also really mimics the physical characteristics of a classical bioreactor.”
Dr Wales added: “We look forward to discussing our exciting proof-of concept data with bioprocess scientists looking for intelligent, new approaches to improve their cell line selection and process development.”
Filed Under: Drug Discovery