Automated cell culture system

  • US 9,783,768 B2
  • Filed: 04/20/2011
  • Issued: 10/10/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An automated cell culture arrangement comprising at least one closed cell culture module comprising at least one bioreactor, the closed cell culture module being a closed system, and a plurality of tool modules comprising at least one pump and at least one additional tool module, wherein at least one of the at least one additional tool module is movable:

  • relative to the at least one closed cell culture module orrelative to one or several components of at the least one closed cell culture module, such that either a tool module or the cell culture module and/or components of either or both modules are movable to alter their relative positioning to allow the tool module to act upon or monitor the at least one bioreactor or their contents,and configured to act upon or monitor the contents of said at least one bioreactor without opening the closed cell culture module or disconnecting the closed cell culture module from the automated cell culture arrangement;

    wherein the cell culture arrangement comprises at least two units, one refrigerated cell maintenance unit that is configured for storage of cell cultivation intermediates, final products, and process fluids and one cell processing unit that is configured for cell growth and cell processing, in which the ambient physical conditions in the different units being adjustable for each unit individually.

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