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17th May 2021  Product update: rapidvirology staff writer

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific Introduces Sterile Express Cell Culture Media Service

Now celebrating its 50th year of providing innovative cell culture media products and services, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., earlier in the year, launched a Sterile Express Media Service (SEMS), for small-scale, rapid production of non-GMP media tested for sterility. With SEMS, customers can request up to 100L of media, to be rapidly manufactured in a Grade A/ISO 5 sterile environment, and have it shipped within 15 business days pending sterility confirmation.

Contamination in culture media can affect cell characteristics such as growth, metabolism, and morphology, contributing to unreliable or erroneous results. This can cause delays in the development and scale-up process. SEMS has been introduced to enable manufacturers to test the feasibility of formulations using sterile cell culture media before scale-up to more costly GMP manufacturing. Sterile media provide an extra measure of control and security for valuable cells and streamline the successful development of cell and gene therapies and biopharmaceutical drugs.

Unlike the sterile-filtered and sterile-tested media currently available in the market, SEMS utilizes isolator technology to provide an aseptic manufacturing environment. SEMS media remain in a Grade A/ISO 5 environment throughout the manufacturing process, reducing the risk of contamination for critical applications. The non-GMP liquid media formulations are manufactured using the same qualified raw materials used for GMP manufacturing and are sterility tested according to USP71 and ISO 13408 requirements.

SEMS is part of the FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific group of media services that also include Express Media Service (EMS) for small-scale, rapid production of non-GMP media and Media Development and Optimization Services (MDO) for the development of custom media.



Date Published: 17th May 2021

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