Throughout a cell culture experiment, cells must be regularly analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Aside from cells, the cellular environment must also be regularly monitored and kept at a constant level in order to ensure that the cells are under optimum growth conditions. Bioreactors, especially packed-bed, are complex systems due to their physical operation while carrying out biological processes internally. Thus, it is important to have effective process monitoring (Process analytical technology (PAT) and In process quality control (IPQC) and control to ensure that cell cultivation remain under controlled conditions. Esco VacciXcell offers complementary products and bioreactors with built-in features for cell monitoring.
GlucCell™ glucose monitoring system simplifies and accelerates glucose measurement during cell culture. The disposable glucose test strips enable the measurement of glucose concentration during mammalian cell and insect cell culture in a few seconds. Just insert the strip, add the sample, and read the result
GlucCell™ is a complete package with a portable meter and disposable test strips suitable for glucose measurement of both serum and serum-free culture media. It can be used for both mammalian and insect cell culture. The meter weighs only 70g and fits perfectly in a side pocket.
GlucCell™’s small and compact size allows measurements to be done right next to the culturing device (i.e. bioreactors, fermenters). It is also small enough to work comfortably under a biosafety cabinet.
The portable design and interface of the GlucCell™ meter is very intuitive, making it easy to use with minimal to no learning curve. The meter can store up to 180 test results with corresponding time and date, making recording of important data convenient and effective.
Small Sample Volume and Fast Analysis
The specially designed glucose test strip requires only as 1.5 μl of sample volume of culture media in order to accurately analyze the glucose concentration.
Unlike the desktop biochemical analyzers that requires a few minutes to produce a numerical, actionable result, the GlucCell™ meter boast of being able to measure and display the result within just 15 seconds, ensuring minimal process and decision making delay for end users.
Safe and Secure Handling
Its size and portability allows end user to easily move it under a biosafety cabinet where the testing process can be done. The specially designed glucose test strip are also single use, ensuring that there would be no issues of cross contamination. The GlucCell™ gives end users much more flexibility on where and how to do their task.
Accurate and Reliable Results
GlucCell™ Glucose Monitoring System is capable of achieving results greater than 90% accuracy, 95% precision and 0.9997 linearity. Moreover, the result is 99.5% correlated with other expensive biochemical analyzers.