The Automation Partnership (TAP) is to showcase the Fill-It 48-way bench-top automated dispensing system for cell banking and cell-line development at Labautomation 2011.
TAP's experts will be available to explain how the Fill-It 48-way system has been developed to meet scientists' need to dispense up to 5ml in an aseptic environment into Nunc's pre-loaded 48-way racks of 2D barcoded 2.0 and 5.0ml vials.
The benefit of automatically filling larger volumes of potentially hazardous biological materials is that researchers can increase their production of cell-line libraries and cell banks without compromising sample integrity or their safety.
The Fill-It 48-way system is compact enough to fit in a standard laboratory tissue-culture cabinet or its own specially designed mobile class II biological safety cabinet.
Fill-It's safety cabinet can be automatically moved up and down to suit each researcher's height.
The system can also be easily manoeuvred for use in contract applications where different cell lines have to be dispensed in separate laboratories.
It has been designed with external vents so that the Fill-It 48-way system and cabinet can be easily sterilised using hydrogen peroxide, therefore providing a safer alternative to formaldehyde decontamination.