Maintaining an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) master cell bank has become a crucial requirement for labs developing personalized cell therapies, regenerative medicines, and disease models or engaging in iPSC-based drug discovery and toxicity assessment. However, the path from taking a patient sample to having iPSC cells securely stored at cryogenic temperatures can be long and complex.
Tecan Labwerx™ has built a system to take over the cells after single-cell seeding and then autonomously expand, monitor, and prepare them for cryopreservation. Specialized modules for medium pre-warming allow the system to store large volumes of cell medium in refrigerated containers. Only the required quantities of medium are warmed to physiological temperature before the medium exchange.
Thanks to these adaptations and our powerful software, this system can run for weeks without human intervention – freeing up scientists to work on their next big idea.