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Automated Cell Imaging System - JuLIStage

Physiologically Relevant Cell Culture - Avatar™

Cambridge Bioscience offers the first cell culture system capable of reproducing the physiologically relevant conditions of hydrostatic pressure and low oxygen required to mimic the in vivo environment specific to a sample type. By specifically controlling O2, CO2, hydrostatic pressure, temperature and humidity to recreate the native conditions of a sample, the Avatar cultures samples in an environment best suited to delivering biologically relevant results. These revolutionary capabilities enable the system to culture previously unculturable samples and for the first time provide reliable results with samples cultured using Avatar exhibiting near-native morphology and gene expression.

Benefits of Using Avatar
• Mimics in vivo environments specific to a sample type
• Produces biologically relevant results
• Produces cells with near-native morphology & gene expression
• Rapidly expands patient-derived tumour, immune & stem cell populations
• Controls cell state by defining gene, protein & metabolic profiles of your cells
• < 20 minutes from closure to full calibration
• Consumes 80% less gas than standard hypoxic incubators
• Small footprint & stackable

Optimised Cell Types
Avatar is optimised for use with:
• Primary human fibroblasts
• Induced pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs )
• Immune cells including T-cells, B-cells, NK-cells)
• Primary tumour cells

Applications
The Avatar has been already shown to provide exceptional results in the following applications:
• Cell development
• Metastasis
• Circulating tumour cells
• More applications are in development

Examples of Conditions Created With Avatar

Pancreatic Cell Lines Cultured With Avatar

Pancreatic cancer cell lines (PANC-10) cultured under conditions mimicking the metastatic niche (low oxygen & high pressure) decreases the expression of immunotherapeutic target PD-L1 (right image). Left image: 20% oxygen, 0 psi. Right image: 1% oxygen, 2 psi

Application Notes
Avatar - Tunable Cell Culture System
Liquid Biopsy - Avatar Yields More Biologically Relevant Results
PBMC Maintenance & Expansion Using Avatar
Stem Cell Differentiation Tuned By O2 Concentration & Pressure
Tunable Microenvironment Improves Transfection Efficiency

White Papers
Circulating Tumour Cell Cultures Under Pressure
Immunotherapeutics Study Reveals Promise of Avatar for Drug Screening
When Ex Vivo Does Not Reflect In Vivo - Why Traditional Cell Culture Methods Lead to Inaccurate Biological Results

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