ENFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A collaboration between Eppendorf and Florida State University has successfully shown the feasibility of large-scale expansion of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) using the company’s proprietary Fibra-Cel® packed-bed technology.
Dr. Ma Sha, Director of Technical Applications at Eppendorf, provided equipment and funding for reagents to Dr. Teng Ma to support the Florida State team’s work in the field of stem cell expansion. The team successfully conducted MSC expansion inside a packed-bed 3D matrix using a CelliGen® 310 bioreactor at ~2 L scale. The results demonstrate the feasibility of large-scale stem cell expansion using the company’s patented Fibra-Cel packed-bed technology which provides uniform mass transfer of nutrients and oxygen to the adhered cells. The finding will be submitted for publication at a peer reviewed scientific journal.
Dr. Yaw D. Yeboah, Dean and Professor, College of Engineering, thanked Eppendorf and noted that the company’s commitment to the University allows it to continue to deliver world-class education and transformative experiences that prepare students for the challenges of today’s complex, knowledge-driven marketplace.
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid handling, sample handling, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microliter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products.
Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics, and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production, and quality assurance.
Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has about 2,850 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 25 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.
Eppendorf® and the Eppendorf logo are registered trademarks of Eppendorf AG, Germany. CelliGen® is a registered trademark of Eppendorf, Inc., USA. Fibra-Cel® is a registered trademark owned by Imerys Minerals California, Inc., USA and licensed to Eppendorf, Inc. USA. U.S. Design Patents are listed on www.eppendorf.com/ip.