Push For Genetically Engineered Therapeutics Drives Cell-Culture Market

Cell-Culture Market Biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies are putting the pressure on manufacturers of cell-culture equipment and supplies to create products that will enable researchers to culture cells more efficiently and in large amounts. The increased need for these products is an outgrowth of the growing demand for genetically engineered products with proven or potential therapeutic value. The laboratory products industry is responding with new types of cell-culture vessels that

Holly Ahern
Apr 1, 1996

Cell-Culture Market Biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies are putting the pressure on manufacturers of cell-culture equipment and supplies to create products that will enable researchers to culture cells more efficiently and in large amounts. The increased need for these products is an outgrowth of the growing demand for genetically engineered products with proven or potential therapeutic value.

The laboratory products industry is responding with new types of cell-culture vessels that boast specially treated surfaces to which cultured cells may firmly adhere. Also on the market are new formulations of culture media, as well as instruments that allow researchers to grow vast quantities of cells while continuously collecting the prized protein product that the cells secrete as they grow in culture.

serum Several types of cells, from sources as diverse as bacteria and humans, retain their ability to synthesize and secrete the protein products characteristic of the tissue from whence they came. In...

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