Platform Increases Success of Shake
aquila biolabs’ Cell Growth Quantifier (CGQ) allows non-inva-
sive online monitoring of biomass in shake flasks. The automatic
measurements save time and provide an understanding of
the bioprocesses, ensuring sustainable
success of shake flask experiments.
Currently, scientists monitor biomass in
shake flask cultures by manual and inva-
sive photometric OD measurements.
The quantifier, however, determines
the biomass concentration automat-
ically, optically and non-invasively
through the vessel wall using a pat-
ented sensor. Overall, it can gen-
erate detailed microbial growth
kinetics in up to 16 shake flasks
simultaneously and in real-time.
The platform comprises four components. The sensor plate is po-
sitioned under the shake flask, which is protected by a cover. By
connecting the shake flasks to the base station, an interface to the
CGQuant software is established, which analyzes and visualizes
biomass data. All common types of glass and transparent single
use flasks in the sizes 250, 300, 500, 1000 and 2000 mL can
be used. Therefore, users can easily integrate the platform into
existing laboratory infrastructure. Benefits include time and cost
savings, an undisturbed bioprocess and improved reproducibili-
ty of results. Bioprocesses can now
be developed and optimized based
on detailed growth curves. Hence,
the sustainable success of shake
flask experiments can be signifi-
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Microreactor Features Universal Carbon
Co.’s Polyarc reactor is
a 3-D-printed catalytic
microreactor with universal carbon detector technology for gas
chromatography. The technology enhances existing GC/FIDs by
converting all organic compounds to methane molecules prior to
their detection by the FID, resulting in a universal FID response.
The reactor improves GC/FID performance, reduces operating
costs and enables quantification without calibration standards.
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Air Science’s Purair BIO is designed to protect individuals, the
environment and products from a variety of biological particu-
lates, serving as the primary barrier in life science research and
experimentation. As a Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet, the
safety cabinet minimizes and con-
tains Biosafety Level 1-3 agents.
HEPA filtration scours 70% of
the incoming room air to protect
the products while the remain-
ing 30% of the exhausted air is
filtered by a second HEPA filter.
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spectrophotometric colorimeter which
automatically measures the color
of transparent samples. Removes
all subjectivity involved in color
measurement, supplying unbiased
readings that are unaffected by oper-
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