Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
GLOBETECH MEDIA
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING LLC
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING LLC

New Lab Technology Will Boost Cell Therapy Applications

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 25 Nov 2013
Image: The Xuri Cell Expansion System W25 (Photo courtesy of GE Healthcare).
Image: The Xuri Cell Expansion System W25 (Photo courtesy of GE Healthcare).
A newly released family of cell culture systems was designed specifically to support and advance the growing field of cell therapy.

The Xuri Cell Expansion System W25 is the first member of GE Healthcare's (Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom) new hi-tech cell culture systems to be released for sale.

This system comprises a reliable and intuitive device for expansion of human cell cultures for cellular therapy purposes. It employs single-use, functionally closed disposables to minimize risk of contamination. The Xuri system can accommodate working volumes from as little as one liter—appropriate for growing high-density cell cultures—with room to expand up to 25 liters. The system is based on GE Healthcare's WAVE rocking technology that provides mixing and aeration. The Xuri system is functionally closed, which minimizes the risk of cell contamination while allowing the culture to reach high cell densities.

The Xuri Cell Expansion System W25 is enhanced by sensors to monitor the cell culture environment and is operated via "UNICORN" control software. The system was designed to deliver reliable and accurate performance for research, process development, or manufacturing operations.

Eric Roman, general manager of research and applied markets at GE Healthcare, said, “Through our scale and innovation, we are committed to addressing the significant challenges that remain in moving from highly promising experimental cell therapies to widely available and affordable treatments. We have an extensive research program, working with leaders in the field such as the Karolinska University Hospital, (Stockholm, Sweden) to develop tailored technologies and workflows. The focus of our Xuri technology family is to enable the safe, reliable, and efficient progress of cell therapies from clinical development to commercialization.”

Related Links:

GE Healthcare
Karolinska University Hospital



Channels

Genomics/Proteomics

view channel
Image: Transmission electron micrograph of norovirus particles in feces (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Norovirus Interacts with Gut Bacteria to Establish a Persistent Infection That Can Be Blocked by Interferon Lambda

A team of molecular microbiologists and virologists has found that norovirus requires an intimate interaction with certain gut bacteria to establish a persistent infection, and that the infective process... Read more

Biochemistry

view channel

Possible New Target Found for Treating Brain Inflammation

Scientists have identified an enzyme that produces a class of inflammatory lipid molecules in the brain. Abnormally high levels of these molecules appear to cause a rare inherited eurodegenerative disorder, and that disorder now may be treatable if researchers can develop suitable drug candidates that suppress this enzyme.... Read more

Therapeutics

view channel
Image: Cancer cells infected with tumor-targeted oncolytic virus (red). Green indicates alpha-tubulin, a cell skeleton protein. Blue is DNA in the cancer cell nuclei (Photo courtesy of Dr. Rathi Gangeswaran, Bart’s Cancer Institute).

Innovative “Viro-Immunotherapy” Designed to Kill Breast Cancer Cells

A leading scientist has devised a new treatment that employs viruses to kill breast cancer cells. The research could lead to a promising “viro-immunotherapy” for patients with triple-negative breast cancer,... Read more

Business

view channel

Program Designed to Provide High-Performance Computing Cluster Systems for Bioinformatics Research

Dedicated Computing (Waukesha, WI, USA), a global technology company, reported that it will be participating in the Intel Cluster Ready program to deliver integrated high-performance computing cluster solutions to the life sciences market. Powered by Intel Xeon processors, Dedicated Computing is providing a range of... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2015 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.