Solentim and SAL Scientific partner on cell line development

Collaboration will add SAL’s new growth supplements for cell culture media to Solentim's offerings

Solentim, the cell line development (CLD) imaging instrumentation producer, and SAL Scientific, a provider of growth-enhancing animal-free cell culture reagents, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership. The collaboration will further optimise CLD workflow by supplying novel supplements which substantially improve cell growth. Solentim will act as the exclusive distributor for the SAL Scientific ‘Insti’ product range.

Cells grown in chemically defined, animal component-free media can be susceptible to impaired growth and viability, especially when subjected to stress.

The SAL ‘Insti’ range of cell culture media supplements are proven to show improved cell growth, colony formation and cloning efficiency. These supplements are suitable for both CHO and HEK cells.

Dr Ian Taylor, Chief Commercial Officer of Solentim, said: “In cell line development, the viability and recovery from single cell cloning and subsequent outgrowth is widely accepted as an area where significant improvements can be made.”

Taylor explained, “Using the gentle, high-efficiency seeding of our VIPS single cell cloning system in combination with the SAL InstiGRO supplements will ensure a much higher number of wells in the cloning plates successfully produce colonies. The inherent value of this is huge as it means potential ‘gold nugget’ clones stand a much better chance of surviving and being picked.”

Dr Steve Game, Founding Director at SAL Scientific, added: “The partnership with Solentim will enable our products to reach a wider customer base and combine two powerful innovations. We are excited to work with Solentim as we scale up production and we look forward to using our expertise in cell culture reagent development to further the partnership.”

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