|Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA, USA) has added a Sample Retain Collector (SRC) for its BioProfile FLEX2 automated cell culture analyzer which measures up to 16 tests including pH, gases, metabolites, osmolality, cell density, and cell viability.
A single FLEX2 analyzer with SRC and the previously introduced Online Sampler (OLS) module provides automated sampling and analysis of these key cell culture tests from as many as 10 bioreactors. This FLEX2 automation package saves hours of time versus manual sampling, analysis, sample storage, and after-hours cell culture monitoring. The SRC automatically collects cell culture samples from the FLEX2 Online Sampler and stores them in a refrigerated environment to fulfill regulatory requirements for long-term sample retains, as well as enabling further offline testing. The SRC allows user-selectable retained sample volumes from 200uL to 50 mL at a storage temperature of 4?C. In combination with the FLEX2 and OLS, samples from up to 10 bioreactors can be analyzed and stored by the SRC in as fast as one hour.
"We have partnered with the industry leader in liquid handling systems, Teledyne Cetac, to market this system, configured specifically to work with the FLEX2," said Matt McRae, Nova Biotechnology Product Line Manager. "The Sample Retain Collection System completes the full automation package for the FLEX2, offering the truly automated sampling, analysis, sample storage and feedback control of all measured parameters that our customers need. It also enables safe storage of retains and/or later analysis of other key cell culture attributes that today's laboratories require."