Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

JUL 2018

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For more information, visit our website New Products hiPSC Cultureware The CCCadvanced™ FN 1 motifs cell culture plates and flasks are a new range of cultureware that feature a novel, synthetic, ready-to-use surface for use with human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs), and other ECM-dependent cells. This surface is made up of fibronectin-derived motifs to support cell attachment by mimicking native ECM proteins. Furthermore, it allows expansion of stem cells in xeno-free and restrictive culture conditions, aiming to provide a completely defined culture system for PSCs without animal or human components. This surface supports consistent and robust growth rate of hiPSCs with all pluripotent-specific characteristics over at least 20 passages. Eppendorf Chemical Analyzer The Smartchem SAT 450 is a fully auto- mated, direct-read, discrete analyzer that maximizes productivity for rou- tine and special chemistries at a very low running cost. Multiparameter analyses can be made on a variety of samples at up to 450 tests/hour. The new software package makes it easy to set up chemistries and test parameters. Ready-to-use reagents are also available. It provides quality results while following rigid quality system procedures and in strict compliance with regulatory agency requirements. The Smartchem SAT 450 is ideal for medium-throughput analysis in the environ- mental, water, and commercial laboratory markets. AMS Alliance Mini Microcarrier Bioreactor The new mini bioreactor vessel for the ambr ® 250 high throughput (HT) is designed for optimal growth of adherent cells on microcarriers to enable rapid, scalable, cell culture process development of vaccines. It has a working volume of 100–250 mL and features a single Elephant Ear impeller. This impeller type generates optimum mixing and suspension of microcarriers, allowing adher- ent cells to grow over the entire microcarrier surface. Utilizing this bioreactor on the ambr 250 HT system will allow rapid scale-up of optimized adherent cell culture processes for the BIOSTAT ® STR range of pilot and manufacturing scale stirred bioreactors. Simple to set up and use, this new single-use mini bioreactor minimizes set-up and turnaround time. With up to 24 bioreactors per ambr 250 HT system, the technology is ideal for De- sign of Experiments (DoE) studies to optimize process development for vaccine manufacturing using a Quality by Design (QbD) approach. Sartorius Stedim Biotech Bio-Fragment Analyzer The new Qsep400™ system provides quality-controlled assays with specifications developed to measure the purity and heterogeneity of monoclonal IgG antibodies under either reduced or non-reduced states. This capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) system integrates micro-capillary electro- phoretic technology into a plug- and-play disposable pen-shaped multi-capillary gel cartridge with automated liquid handling (96-samples) and real-time fluores- cent detection and analysis. Opti- mized for high resolution and high throughput at ambient temperatures, the Qsep400 provides improved peak resolution, good linear dynamic range, and reproducible migration times with a lowered instrument and sample-analysis cost. BiOptic Single Quadrupole GC–MS The new ISQ 7000 single quadrupole gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy system provides effective and efficient analytical solutions through maximum uptime, ease-of-use, and impres- sive sensitivity to meet increasing resource and regulatory demands. The ISQ 7000 is a scalable platform from base to highly sensitive configuration intended to boost performance when needed and ready when needed to adapt to continuously changing regulations. It offers extend- ed uptime and robustness that can help customers maximize sample throughput along with routine, easy-to-use smart tools designed to simplify operation and speed up instrument famil- iarization. It can be equipped with a new advanced electron ionization (AEI) source, designed to provide efficient ionization of target compounds with high sensitiv- ity while also extending challenging detection limits. Additionally, it features NeverVent technology, available in the systems' ExtractaBrite ion source configuration, which is engineered to enhance system uptime by removing the need to vent the MS during routine maintenance operations. Thermo Fisher Scientific Gas Chromatograph The new Nexis GC-2030 instrument incorpo- rates a host of technologically advanced fea- tures, resulting in a modernized instrument that improves user connectivity and ease of use, increases throughput, produces su- perior results, and ultimately yields a higher return on investment. The GC-2030 offers exceptional versatility and expandability that help realize a faster ROI. It allows for up to three analytical lines for greater produc- tivity or for the versatility of more analyses to be packaged into one GC. A choice of four inlets, six detectors, and specialized valve accessories enables configurations tailored to fit the needs of laboratories in areas such as petrochemical, environmental, food, and pharmaceuticals. Innovations that reduce operating costs include an "Eco mode" to optimize the use of carrier gas such as helium and reduce electricity use when idle. The Nexis GC-2030 also includes day and time programming, a system self-check feature, and automatic notification of when to replace consumables. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments | Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | JULY 2018 | 31

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