Infors HT has launched the Labfors 5 with LabCIP for automatic cleaning and sterilisation.
The LabCIP feature allows the Labfors 5 benchtop bioreactor to be cleaned and sterilised automatically overnight.
According to the company, this minimises the downtime and increases the throughput up to two-fold.
Daniel Egger, marketing managers for Infors HT, said the idea for the product was conceived during a conversation with a customer.
The group set about creating a benchtop bioreactor for micro-organisms that offers all advantages of a single-use solution, but can, in addition, be operated in a sustainable manner.
“The result is revolutionary and improved our daily laboratory routine significantly”, said Dr Alvar Gossert, who is a Research Investigator of Novartis AG.
“Using the Labfors 5 with LabCIP we managed to double the number of protein expressions from 8 to 16 per week. This allowed us to significantly increase the speed of the drug discovery process and gain a significant advantage over our competitors”.
Other key benefits of the Labfors 5 bioreactor include: