- A novel device engineered to solve the problems of securely shipping or transporting cell/tissue culture inserts in their single support or in standard multi-well plates
Leak-proof shipment device that offers secure and effective transportation of cell culture membrane inserts, leading to receipt of a high number of viable cells upon receipt.
The use of transwells has become a standard method for culturing many different types of cells.
These permeable membrane permits the cells to uptake and secrete molecules on both their basal and apical surfaces, allowing metabolic activities occur in a more natural fashion.
These well inserts are a common tool for many different types of cultures at universities and commercial laboratories, and there remains a need for safe transportation of the cell cultures attached and growing on these inserts that ensures high viability of the cells without leakage, damage or contamination
Cornell researchers have invented a device that maintains the cell culture's viability during transport.
It can be manufactured out of material that can withstand sterilizing temperatures and pressures, or with sterile material for one-time use and offers a leak-proof environment in which to transport or ship well membrane inserts.
- Overcomes the issues of transporting well membrane inserts in well plates, which leak upon shipping, resulting in cells received in poor, unviable condition
- A handy and essential device to transport well membrane inserts containing live cells from one facility to another
- Saves time and money that could be lost through non-secure transportation of well membrane inserts that cause contamination, cell damage, and/or death
- Shipping transwell inserts between research labs at universities, CROs, or other cell culturing groups
Name: Aris Despo