On 27 November, the School of Biomedicine of the Far East Federal University presented an automated solution for the research of cell lines CompacT Select from TAP Biosystems in the Laboratory of Biomedical Cell Technologies.
The ceremony was attended by Sergey Ivanets, the Rector of FEFU, Yuri Khotimchenko, the Director of the School of Biomedicine, David Newble, the Chief Executive Officer of the developer TAP Biоsystems, Maxim Igelnik, the Managing Director of the supplier OPTEC, as well as scientists, teachers, and students. The FEFU robotics solution is a unique set of
— Bioengineering, cell technologies are the most challenging areas of research, which require the highest professionalism and expensive unique equipment. In the whole world, you can count the number of the robots, which are equivalent to the one in the FEFU, on the fingers of one hand, but only here is it located in the university environment, noted the Rector Sergey Ivanets. It is important that the School of Biomedicine not only educates specialists and conducts research, but also cooperates closely with the Medical Center of FEFU, where the scientific results can find practical application in the very near future.
One of the directions of current research at the School of Biomedicine is the development of biocompatible implant materials and bioartificial tissue analogues for regenerative therapy to treat brain injuries. Such innovations are aimed at restoring the integrity of the brain by implanting
— This is a real «biofactory», supplying us with live cellular material for development of new technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, which are still incurable. The new technologies involving implanting living cells may indeed help us treat patients with spinal cord and brain injuries in the near future. This unit allows us to seriously move ahead, conducting higher quality research, said Vadim Kumeiko and demonstrated to the audience the robot’s capabilities. At this very moment the robot was cultivating nerve cells, which are used to test new samples of implant materials.
Possibilities of the «cell factory» allow scientists to develop other areas of scientific research at the School of Biomedicine as well, including research of the genome and development of products for genetic therapy, development of drugs and
During the official launch ceremony of automated cell culture research complex in FEFU school of Biomedicine Maxim Igelnik, the Managing Director of the OPTEC presented to Sergey Ivanets, the Rector of FEFU gift certificate for 5 laboratory ZEISS Primostar microscopes. As mentioned in certificate the microscopes should be used in biomedicine researches popularization as far as for undergraduate and high school professional trainings on the base of the School of Biomedicine.