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Cell culture flasks versus automation:
Is it time to replace your flasks?

Quantum® Cell Expansion

Product Confidence.
Process Scalability.
Quantum: Replace cell culture flasks with automated cell culture

Quantum* is an automated cell culture device designed to simplify the open, labor-intensive manual tasks associated with cell culture flasks, helping improve the reproducibility and scalability of your cell culture process to meet your overall manufacturing requirements.

Many successful, forward-looking labs have adopted Quantum, leaving behind the challenges associated with traditional manual methods, such as cell culture flasks. Your lab and your work could benefit, too.

Cell culture is a key step in your process: your results and the measure of your success may rely on the quality of your cells. Could the limitations of manual processes be holding you back?

VIDEO: See how cell-culture flasks compare to automated cell culture

Compare: cell culture flasks versus automated cell culture
Cell culture flasks


Labor-intensive, manual process

Possibility of variation between lab personnel and each culture

Numerous open steps through the process

Temperature fluctuations as flasks are moved in and out of the incubator

Manual pipette process to feed cells and remove waste

Cell harvest spans hours/days*

Variable surface area*

Current good manufacturing practice (cGMP)-grade clean room, hood, incubator and storage for flasks

*Dependent on the number and capacity of flasks

Quantum: Automated Cell Culture With Terumo BCT


Automated, customizable process

Reproducible process and a high degree of scalability

Functionally closed system from cell loading through harvest

Continuous control of temperature

Automated and customizable control of cell feeding and waste removal

Cells harvested in as little as 20 minutes

2.1 m2 (6.9 ft2) of surface area for commercial bioreactor

1.7 m2 surface area for Research Use Only Cell Expansion Set R17 bioreactor

0.3 m2 (3 ft2) footprint

Could your lab benefit from automated cell culture?

Automating processes provides several key benefits, as compared to manual processes. The benefits of automation include:

  • Increase labor efficiency
  • Reduce cost
  • Save lab space
  • Improve quality
  • Improve consistency
  • Reinforce cGMPs
  • Reduce waste
  • Reduce hands-on events
  • Reduce likelihood of human errors
  • Allow for automated data capture, records and reporting
*Customers are responsible for validating the use of the Quantum to expand cells for their intended therapy.


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