Rapid Micro Biosystems. has filed a patent for a cell culturing device called a cassette. The device includes a lid with an optically clear window, a fluid distribution channel, and a porous media pad. A method involves introducing sample media, incubating, imaging microbial growth, and capturing fluorescence. GlobalData’s report on Rapid Micro Biosystems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Rapid Micro Biosystems, Optoelectronic biosensors was a key innovation area identified from patents. Rapid Micro Biosystems's grant share as of January 2024 was 35%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Cell culturing device with imaging capabilities

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Rapid Micro Biosystems Inc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230416663A1) outlines a method for cell culturing that involves assembling a device with specific components such as a lid with an optically clear window, a fluid distribution channel, and a porous media pad. The method includes introducing sample media into the device, placing it in an incubator, retrieving it after a set time, subjecting it to excitation light to cause microbial growth to exhibit fluorescence, and capturing an image of the fluorescence. Additional steps involve pumping air into the device, recording fluorescent objects, capturing images over time, measuring the objects, comparing measurements to growth criteria, and characterizing objects accordingly.

Furthermore, the method includes pumping nutrient media into the media pad, pressurizing the device to control nutrient media flow, removing excess sample fluid, introducing rinse fluids, forming a sterile seal between the lid and base, and sterilizing the cassette. The method also allows for additional air to be pumped into the cassette to ensure all fluids pass through the membrane and media pad. These steps aim to provide a comprehensive and controlled environment for cell culturing, monitoring microbial growth, and ensuring accurate measurements and characterization of fluorescent objects present in the device. The method's detailed procedures and components offer a systematic approach to cell culturing and analysis, potentially enhancing research and development processes in various fields.

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