Anachem Ltd has introduce the Bambanker system, which it claims saves time and money and improves cell recovery rates compared with regular cell freezing media.
Bambanker is a patented, unique formulation, serum-free medium that enables long-term storage of cultured cells directly at -80°C and in liquid nitrogen. The medium can be used for the freezing and preservation of valuable and sensitive tumour or non-tumour culture cells producing higher numbers of intact cells after thawing.
Bambanker is extremely easy to use requiring no dilutions or addition of other components such as DMSO or glycerol. There is no need for a programmable freezer or sequential freezing steps, saving time. With a shelf-life of 24 months when stored at 2 - 10°C it offers a hassle-free, cost effective option for cell storage.
A serum-free media guarantees there is no risk of contamination from unidentified ingredients, virus particles, serum proteins or mycoplasma that have the potential to interfere with cells, especially stem cells. With a pre-mixed formulation, the risk of batch-to-batch inconsistency from serum variations is eliminated
Bambanker has been demonstrated to provide much higher recovery rates in a wide range of cell lines such as human gastric epithelial cells, human B cell line, PC12 (rat-derived adrenal pheochromocytoma), monkey B cell line, plus many others.