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New Lab Technology Will Boost Cell Therapy Applications

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 25 Nov 2013
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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.”

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