Watch: NBIC Focus Group with Cellexus and Cellevate

There is a well-established need for improved biofilm models in a range of contexts. At NBIC, we have become aware of a potential use for a combination of existing techniques from two emerging technology companies which may help address this need. The two technologies are the Cellevate Microcarrier and the Cellexus Cellmaker airlift bioreactor.

The companies believe these technologies could be used together to cultivate biofilms in a radical new 3-dimensional way and came to NBIC to access our network of leading biofilm researchers, to assist in advising them on how they can better design this system and whether our researchers see that it has useful potential.

Our focus group with Cellevate and Cellexus on 15 June 2021 was aimed at those working in the field of biofilm culturing, with an interest in developing improved model systems.

The session featured presentations from the two companies on the two technologies and how they might be combined. This was followed by an open discussion on thoughts, ideas and suggestions as to how this concept could be further developed for its improved use as a research and applied tool.

The focus group is now available to watch on this page, and the pdf presentation is available to download below.

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