Cellexus Limited Launches the Cellexus Oxygenator
Product News Jan 27, 2009
Cellexus Limited, ’The Cell Company’, has announced the launch of the Cellexus Oxygenator, a standalone module that takes in air and concentrates the oxygen component to generate a stream of 93% (+/- 3%) pure oxygen.
The device can be hooked up to any general system requiring oxygen gas input in chemistry and life science related applications. Cell culture systems are a prime example of devices that may benefit from these oxygen generation facilities to improve cell culture growth.
The Cellexus Oxygenator is designed to separate oxygen from compressed air by a pressurized adsorption process using molecular sieves which adsorb nitrogen allowing the remaining oxygen to pass though the system as the product gas. The Company can make units available which provide oxygen at 0.5, 4, 8 and 10 litres / minute.
Additionally the company can offer a custom build service for systems producing up to 1 tonne of oxygen per day for specific applications as well as higher capacity and process-scale requirements. Additionally, the Oxygenator removes the potential manual handling and additional safety risks associated with using bottled gas.
Mr. Bob Cumming, the General Manager of Cellexus Limited, stated “We are delighted to be adding the Cellexus Oxygenator to our product portfolio. It complements our CellMaker Regular single-use bioreactor system, launched in October 2008 for bacterial and yeast cell culture, which has a 4 litre / minute oxygen concentrator 'built in' and is illustrative of our commitment to developing a range of peripheral products.. We are very committed to a programme of product development to meet our customers’ needs and will be launching a range of other products in the coming months, including the CellMaker PLUS™ for culturing most cell types including mammalian and insect cell lines.”