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CO2 resistant shakers – A selection guide

Buying tips and comparison with integrated systems

Mammalian cells in suspension, e.g. for the expression of recombinant proteins or the production of bioreactor starter-cultures (inoculum), are typically cultivated in shake flasks. This process is done in a CO2-enriched atmosphere with high relative humidity that requires specialized devices. Two systems are commonly used: a) CO2 resistant shakers that are placed inside a traditional CO2 incubator and b) CO2 incubators with an integrated shaker. As there is a significant overlap of application for both systems, the White Paper discusses advantages and disadvantages of both systems and provides tips for the proper selection of a CO2 resistant shaker.

Aspects discussed in the White Paper: performance for optimized growth conditions, cleanability and contamination prevention, flask capacity, longevity and reliability, device flexibility for various applications, initial investment and running costs.

Facts, background information, dossiers
  • CO2 resistant shaker
  • cultivation of CHO
  • cultivation of HEK-293
  • cultivation of bior…
  • cultivation of embr…
  • cultivation of mamm…
  • cultivation of organoids
  • expression of monoc…
  • expression of prote…
  • expression of recom…
  • inoculum cultivation
  • shakers
  • cell cultivation
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