1) Why it’s important
Measuring the glucose consumption rate in cell culture media is important for the long-term, trouble-free culture of mammalian cells, especially when operating glucose-critical cell culture systems, such as the FiberCell Hollow Fibre Bioreactor.
The GlucCell Meter represents a simple and convenient way to avoid the cost of errors due to inaccurate estimations of culture glucose levels. It is appreciated by many in top academic labs, CDMOs and other commercial biotech labs.
2) Calibrated specifically for cell culture media
As with medical glucose meters the GlucCell Meter is based on the oxidation of glucose by glucose oxidase. However, blood is very different to cell culture medium.
Compared to cell culture media the biochemical constituents of blood interact with the oxidation reaction in different ways and give different results. This means that specific calibration is required for both applications.
For example with GlucCell, you can quickly and efficiently measure the DMEM glucose concentration of your culture. The meter works with any other type of medium you use in your lab as long as measurements are done at room temperature.
3) Simple to use
GlucCell glucose monitoring system enables you to quickly measure and record media glucose levels during cell culture using disposable test strips. These come in packs of 50 test strips.
Insert the strip, add a sample droplet and read the result in 15 sec on the large numeric display.