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New system for the culture of cells or micro-organisms

Reference

00856-01

Patents status

French patent application FR0604525 filed on January 16th, 2009 entitled “Dispositif de culture de cellules ou microorganismes»

Inventors

Jamal OUAZZANI
Sylvie CORTIAL
Didier SERGENT
Philippe LOPES

commercial status

Exclusive or non-exclusive licenses and collaborative research

Laboratory

Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN) – UPR2301, a CNRS laboratory, in Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

Description

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

The present invention concerns a new device for the culture of cells or micro-organisms, characterized in that it includes a chamber composed of a tank and a lid, adapted so as to define in the closed state a sealed volume under a controlled pressure, and a unit designed to be placed inside the chamber while being capable to be withdrawn therefrom when the lid is open. Said assembly comprises a support frame and a plurality of plates. The chamber also comprises means for successively sterilising the contents, seeding a culture medium placed in the plates and controlling the atmosphere of the chamber in order to allow the culture of cells or micro-organisms.

BENEFITS

This invention makes it possible to carry out all the essential steps for the culture of cells in a confined environment, thereby making it possible to avoid any contamination, before and during the culture. This device also allows the culture of different cells or micro-organisms simultaneously in the chamber on respective different plates and allows heat treatment after the culture to dry the culture medium and the cultured micro-organisms. The chamber is designed to control a stream of gas injected into the tank: steam, air, oxygen or any other gas performing the culture in an optimal manner.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

The present invention relates to the field of the culture of cells – it applies in particular to the culture of micro-organisms but also extends to the culture of any cell type: plant cells, insect cells or even animal cells – for the research and development of molecules of interest and natural substances in particular.

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