The stirrers are designed for optimal suspension cell culture and the use of microcarriers.
The combination of the stirrer and unique glass culture vessels provides the ideal system for high viability cultures, even for fragile cells.
The cell culture system from Techne® offers the ideal environment for the growth of suspension cells. The combination of the magnetic stirrer and the glass culture vessels ensures excellent growth conditions and high cell viability.
• Five stirrer platform sizes are available, along with 4 sizes of culture vessel
• Speed range from 0 to 80rpm
• Softstart/stop for slow acceleration and deceleration
• Interval setting option
• Stainless steel stirrer platform with locators for the culture vessels
• Designed for incubator environments up to 40°C and 95% humidity
The culture vessels incorporate a unique base design which, together with the bulb-ended stirrer, ensures that the cells are lifted into suspension at the lowest possible speeds. This gentle stirring action promotes high cell yields by preventing cell shearing.
THE STIRRERS CREATE VIRTUALLY NO HEAT SO THERE IS NEGLIGIBLE HEAT TRANSFER FROM THE MAGNETIC DRIVE TO THE CULTURE VESSEL, MAKING THE SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR USE IN BOTH INCUBATORS AND COLD ROOMS.
GLASS CULTURE VESSELS
The culture vessels can be sealed for use with pathogenic materials. The stirrer rod design eliminates rotating bearings within the culture vessels, avoiding the difficulties arising from attempts to clean and autoclave conventional vessels. The stirring system uses Pyrex® borosilicate glass culture vessels and stirrer rods which are siliconised to reduce the possibility of cells attaching to and growing on the surfaces. Vessels are available with nominal working volumes of 125ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1 litre. Note that you must order culture vessels to suit your needs; they are not supplied with the MCS platform.