The Viafuge Pilot is designed for fast, gentle, small- to medium-scale cell harvesting and supernatant clarification. Capable of separating a wide variety of mammalian and insect cells with little to no damage, the Viafuge Pilot offers high purity results with undetectable cell concentrations in clarified supernatant.
The Viafuge Pilot’s unique design minimizes shear forces on cells, boasting a typical cell viability of 98% or higher and up to 98% yield.
Processes developed on the Viafuge Pilot can be seamlessly scaled to the Viafuge V12.
Cells are concentrated at the bowl wall while clarified supernatant is continuously discharged throughout the separation process. Once the bowl fills with cell concentrate, a simple manifold system and concentrate pump is used to recover the cells without breaking containment. Subsequent cycles are performed for recovery of larger batch sizes.
“The UniFuge was easy to scale-up, and the Viafuge enables us to recover viable cells at large scale, beyond what single-use can typically accomplish."
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