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Simple Ready-to-Use Cell Cultures for Routine Virology

The European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC) has developed EasyCeL™, a range of cell lines supplied in a ready-to-use format in standardised cell culture tubes.

EasyCeL™ is designed to be used in routine clinical virology for the detection and isolation of a wide range of viruses in clinical samples. The technology was developed originally by scientists from HPA Clinical Microbiology laboratories at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and the growth of this service over the last 10 years has resulted in clinical diagnostic laboratories making a saving on consumables normally associated with using T25 – T175 flasks.

Scientists from the HPA Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, are recognised throughout the UK as providers of diagnostic and clinical support services. Their knowledge and expertise in viral diagnosis, was used as the foundation for development and expansion of the service through its HPA partner ECACC. By working in partnership with ECACC, an expert in the maintenance, production and world-wide distribution of authenticated cell lines, this new service provides customers with the reassurance that the EasyCeL™ range has undergone Quality Control and Quality assurance measures.

The unique features of EasyCeL™ can bring many benefits to your laboratory, which include:

Ready-to-use – format allows you to inoculate directly into tubes that contain your cell line of choice

Economical – The use of ECACC EasyCeL™ tube format will eliminate the labour intensive task involved in culturing cells in the standard T25 – T175 flasks. The use of this new format will also minimise or eliminate wastage normally associated with using flasks.

Standardised – Each EasyCeL™ cell line consist of the optimal number of cells and have undergone stringent quality control testing at ECACC. Each cell line bank is independently tested for virus susceptibility at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Compatible – The 12mm x 100mm tubes provided are the popular size currently used in most diagnostic laboratories and it provides adequate optical surface to detect viral infection.

Flexible - ECACC can supply the quantity of EasyCeL™ tubes required for your diagnosis to arrive on any working day.

Convenience – The cell line maintenance media is available upon request.

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Source : European Collection of Cell Cultures View Company Information

Posted on June 12, 2006