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Mammalian Cell Culture Workflow Improvements

Request Number N083256
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Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeking partners to provide solutions to improve the mammalian cell culture workflow. We are open to receiving submissions addressing researcher pain points for any step(s) of the cell culture workflow and for any commonly used cell type and application, i.e. cell models, cell therapy, gene modification.

 

Background

 

 

Mammalian cell culture is an important part of cellular and molecular biology research and used globally by researchers in industry and academia. The cell culture workflow comprises several steps depending on the type of cell cultured and particular application, and may include: frequent observation of cell culture, media changes, addition of supplements, subcloning, and passaging. Although there have been improvements over the years, steps of the cell culture workflow may still be considered tedious and potentially influenced by user variability. There are technologies and instruments that may improve the workflow to reduce time and improve efficiency and consistency of results, and Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeking partners to provide new solutions to improve the existing mammalian cell culture workflow.

 

 

Key Success Criteria

A successful technology may provide benefits such as:

  • Reducing steps in the cell culture workflow
  • Reducing time to culture cells
  • Reducing reagents required for cell culture
  • Reducing user involvement in the cell culture process
  • Improving reproducibility and consistency of end point assay results
  • Improving biology of cultured cells

 

Possible Approaches
  • New instrumentation and devices
  • In-line monitoring of cell culture
  • New reagents
  • New protocols
Approaches not of interest
  • Nonmammalian cell culture
  • Bead-related technologies
  • Large-scale manufacturing
  • Instruments larger than benchtop size
  • E-notebooks
  • Storage or transportation of cells

 

Preferred Collaboration types
  • Joint Development
  • Technology Licensing
  • To Be Negotiated
Items to be submitted
We are looking for concise, nonconfidential proposals. The proposal should:
  • Describe the technical approach
  • Include a description of the responding organization or team and their experience
We recommend:
  • Including a concise abstract summarizing your submission
  • Attaching your proposal
  • Attaching any additional documents

Please note that only nonconfidential information can be accepted. By submitting a response, you confirm that the response does not contain any confidential information.

 

Point of Contact
Jonathan Jakischa
Area of Interest
  • Medical Products & Services
  • Other
  • Universities & Colleges
Organization
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Due Date
May 11, 2018
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