Cell Cultures High Throughput Testing of Lung Cell Cultures
Vitrocell has introduced the Cloud Alpha 96, which is designed for virus research, screening of inhaled drugs and toxicity testing of inhaled substances such as chemicals or nanoparticles
The Cloud Alpha 96 presents a great leap forward in automated exposure of cell cultures as the the developer and manufacturer Vitrocell points out. It combines high throughput testing with ease of use. The development is based on the well-known and frequently published Vitrocell Cloud formats (6-, 12- and 24-well). It’s functionality enables fully automated processes with an all-in-one control unit. Everyday experiments at the air/liquid interface are becoming very easy for the lab technician.
The new Cloud Alpha series was developed as a result of numerous customer requests and is now capable to expose mammalian cell cultures in Corning HTS Transwell 96-Well Permeable Support Systems. The Cloud system is suitable for nebulization of solutions and suspensions. Possible fields of application are virus research, screening of inhaled drugs and toxicity testing of inhaled substances such as chemicals or nanoparticles. Cell systems cultivated on membrane inserts are exposed at the Air/Liquid Interface so that the test substances are received directly. This approach allows for more credible and authentic results than by submerged exposure due to a closer replication of the human physiology.