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You have been culturing cells with flasks for years. Now you can depart from flasks and take advantage of automated cell culture to take your work to the next level. Choose the method that can help you simplify your process and deliver reproducible results.

Quantum® Cell Expansion System
Cell Expansion System for Preclinical Researchers*


It's time to evolve. Say goodbye to flasks and embrace automated cell culture.


The system is primed with nutrients, metabolites and gases.


Cells are loaded into the system.


Cells expand inside a 3D bioreactor; nutrients are continuously perfused and waste is continuously removed.


Cells are harvested into a harvest bag.


Automated Cell Culture: What You Need to Know

Traditional methods grow your cells on the 2-D surface area within a flask—for example, 175 cm2 in a T-175 flask. With a Quantum system, one option is to choose our research use only* 3-D bioreactor containing hollow fibers, which provides a cell culture surface area of 1.7 m2. That is equivalent to about 97 T-175 flasks.

*Not for human or veterinary use.

Within a small footprint of only 0.3 m2, about the size of a large microwave, the Quantum system can reduce the need for the incubator, biosafety cabinet and clean room typically required for flask-based culture. It can also reduce the need for these workstations during cell culture by providing a functionally closed system with built-in temperature and gas controls.

An automated system requires less time for harvest and less labor throughout the process. When time and budgets are tight, automation can make a positive impact on how your work gets completed. The Quantum system can complete a harvest procedure in as little as 20 minutes.


Q. What types of cells will work in this system?

  1. Many cell types have been successfully expanded in the Quantum system. The list continues to grow as our cell processing specialists and lab scientists work directly with customers on adapting their current protocols into the Quantum system. Our cell processing specialists can provide the most updated list of cell types. Read about how the following cells have been expanded in the Quantum system.

Q. Where do I put the flasks?

  1. You can store your flasks in your lab storage or use them for other uses; flasks are not used in an automated system. Your cells will expand inside the Quantum system's bioreactor.

Q. How do cells get into the bioreactor?

  1. Transfer your cells into a cell inlet bag, then connect the inlet bag tube to the Quantum system by using a sterile connection device, such as the TSCD®-Q Sterile Tubing Welder. Select “Load Cells” and press “Start”.

Q. How do I put media into the system?

  1. Connect a media bag tube to the desired inlet line on the Quantum system by using a sterile connection device, such as the TSCD-Q welder. Select the desired task and press “Start”.


Get to Know Automation More
Get the facts and learn how others have experienced cell culture success with the automated Quantum system.

Comparison Video Research Use Only (RUO) Cell Expansion Set R17 Brochure White Papers Publications

Interested in a commercial-grade bioreactor for human use? LEARN MORE

Ready to Scale Your Cell Culture?


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