The CGQ allows non-invasive online monitoring of biomass in shake flasks. The automatic measurements save time and provide a profound understanding of the bioprocesses, ensuring sustainable success of shake flask experiments

Currently, scientists monitor biomass in shake flask cultures by manual and invasive photometric OD measurements. The CGQ, however, determines the biomass concentration automatically, optically and non-invasively through the vessel wall using a patented sensor. Overall, the CGQ can generate detailed microbial growth kinetics in up to 16 shake flasks simultaneously and in real time

The benefits are obvious: time and cost savings, an undisturbed bioprocess and improved reproducibility of results. Thanks to the CGQ, bioprocesses can be developed and optimized based on detailed growth curves. Hence, the sustainable success of shake flask experiments can be significantly increased. The CGQ consists of four components. The sensor plate is positioned under the shake flask, which is protected by a cover. By...

The CGQ is compatible with all INFORS HT shakers and clamps as well as with “Sticky Stuff”. All common types of glass and transparent single use flasks in the sizes 250, 300, 500, 1000 and 2000ml can be used. Thereby, customers can easily integrate the CGQ into their existing laboratory infrastructure

The CGQ is globally available from INFORS HT and in some countries from selected laboratory distributors

About INFORS HT INFORS HT is your specialist for bioreactors, incubation shakers and bioprocess control software. You benefit from sophisticated systems, in which your cell lines or microorganisms develop their full potential in a reproducible way, thus contributing to your success.

For your applications, we offer the right solutions: - Fermentation of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and yeasts) - Cell culture (mammalian cells, insect cells, plant cells and algae) - Biofuel (biodiesel and bioethanol) - Parallel bioprocesses - Custom-made bioreactors and incubation shakers - Bioprocess control software - Qualification of bioreactors and incubation shakers

About aquila biolabs

aquila biolabs was founded in 2014 by Jens Bayer, Daniel Grünes, Konrad Herzog and David Frank. Following the successful participation in various business plan competitions the company closed a seven-digit seed investment with the Seed Fonds Aachen II, the KfW, the Qiagen co-founder and successful business angel Dr. Jürgen Schumacher as well as with Prof. Huber, professor for bioprocess engineering. As of this year, aquila biolabs is ranked among the TOP 10 German start ups.

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