Bigneat collaborates with Hamilton to provide enclosures for a fully automated cell culture system
These offer a sterile environment with laminar flow protection.
During the development of its latest system for the
standardisation of the cell culture process, Hamilton and Life
and Brain have needed to bring together a Microlab Star pipetting
workstation and two Kendro incubators, all linked by a standard
PC for process control.
The layout of the system requires samples
to be passed in and out of a sterile environment, and for there
to be excellent access for maintenance and loading of the system.
Bigneat has provided the sterile enclosure, which is accessed by
It includes two Hepa filtration units: one within
the roof of the enclosure, which blows sterile air downwards over
the apparatus; another situated under the unit which draws air at
the front of the enclosure and exhausts back to the room.
has installed equipment into many laboratories involved in high
throughput gene assays and users of robotic systems.
It says its
systems can be described as being of a 'Class II Type',
offering significant cost saving over conventional Class II