We all know that cell culture is about growing more cells, no matter what method you use. But the additional benefits of culturing your cells within the functionally closed, automated Quantum system provide significant value compared to manual flask-based methods. While automation may have once been reserved for commercial organizations, now researchers can realize those same benefits of automation thanks to the Research Use Only (RUO) Cell Expansion Set R17,** which is designed for use in the Quantum system.
The Quantum system allows you to depart from a traditional manual cell culture process and rely on an automated process so you can more easily perform these tasks:
The RUO Cell Expansion Set R17 bioreactor contains hollow fibers with a surface area of 1.7 m2 and is designed for efficient cell expansion in a minimal amount of space. In comparison, the commercial bioreactor—the Cell Expansion Set—with a surface area of 2.1 m2, is ideal for commercial work at later stages.
As a researcher, the success of your work is critical. Because the closed environment of the bioreactor remains intact during the cell culture process, the risk of contamination or failure is reduced. Open events and hands-on tasks associated with manual flask-based culture are no longer a concern.
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What if you tried something different? Changed a variable? Altered the environment? The functionally closed, automated Quantum system allows for ease and flexibility that flask-based methods simply cannot easily deliver. Fine-tuning your work becomes a natural part of your process.
Would you like to feel confident that your cells are consistently reproduced the same way every time you run your procedure? Thanks to automation, you can stop wondering if your flasks are being turned at all hours of the weekend or if one operator's technique differs from another. Unlike flask-based methods where there may be a greater risk of operator error, such as failure or contamination due to the level of hands-on attention required, the Quantum system provides a defined and stable geometry that better allows for the control and management of the cell culture environment.
Even if your work is still in the early stages, you can look ahead and see it going on to clinical trials and ultimately commercialization. With the Quantum system, you can utilize the RUO Cell Expansion Set R17 during your early stages of research. After your work progresses, the cell expansion set designed for commercial use will meet your later-stage requirements. Early adoption of an automated cell culture platform such as the Quantum system can help reduce process complexity to give you increased oversight of your manufacturing process during scale-up or scale-out.
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