We would like to initiate a large media component screen to optimize our MSC production. The challenge is that for what we want to screen it is going to be very time/labor intense. Can you advise on your experience using automation to simplify this?

Answer

Automation of cell culture processes is a great way to simplify media component screening. However, it is quite pricey. If you have the resources to incorporate automation of media development, there are several options. If there are limiting resources, there are specific methods and techniques that one can use to minimize the cost of media development and still screen large numbers of components with relative ease. If you would like more information on these approaches, I would be happy to further discuss.