Industry News: Thermo Fisher Scientific announces collaboration with Celltrio

New partnership will unlock fully automated cell line production

13 Feb 2023

Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Celltrio, a manufacturer of robotics-based solutions for the life sciences industry, have announced their collaboration to bring a fully automated cell culture system to biotherapeutics customers.

The collaboration will integrate the Thermo Scientific Momentum Workflow Scheduling software with the Celltrio RoboCell™ cell line automation platform to address the need for high-throughput automated cell line culturing and maintenance. The RoboCell systems will use Momentum software for work scheduling and data management. This will allow RoboCell users to define, execute, and monitor processes and workflows with an easy-to-use interface. The software’s intelligent data-driven decision-making capabilities and bi-directional communication also enable secure connectivity and traceability while ensuring laboratories boost their performance.

Thermo Fisher will take on exclusive responsibility for sales, installation, and support of the RoboCell system in Europe, with the possibility of extending into other geographies in the future.

"Cell line scale-up challenges have long stifled the full potential of biotherapy research. While researchers have been able to automate some aspects of cell line production, full automation has been well out of reach," said Hansjoerg Haas, senior director and general manager, laboratory automation, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "By collaborating with Celltrio, we’re bringing together the capabilities that make fully automated cell line culturing a reality. With the ability to effectively scale processes, biotherapeutics customers can focus on getting their innovative therapies to patients, paving the way to a better, healthier world."

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