InVitria launches Optiferrin for mammalian cell culture
23 September 2009
InVitria has launched Optiferrin, its high performance, well-defined
and animal-free recombinant transferrin for use in mammalian cell
culture. Optiferrin is a cell culture supplement which supports cell
growth by regulating the amount of iron transported to the cell. Since
iron is required for healthy cell culture performance, it is a critical
component to reach optimal performance.
“Optiferrin has undergone extensive testing by our beta customers
since June 2009. They have formulated Optiferrin into their cell culture
media to provide maximum performance and they liked their results. We
are delighted to be able to bring this sort of value to our customers
through innovations like Optiferrin,” said Scott Deeter, President & CEO
“Transferrin is nature’s way to deliver iron in a non-toxic manner,”
said Dr. Steve Pettit, InVitria’s Director of Cell Culture Development.
“Our product development, along with beta customer results, confirmed
that Optiferrin delivered optimal performance without any cell damage.
This alleviates customer’s concerns about animal-origin infectious
contaminants or the headaches caused by addition of elemental iron and
iron chelators in cell culture media,” said Dr. Pettit.
Optiferrin is a complimentary product to InVitria’s other cell
culture supplement products, which include Cellastim, Lacromin, Zap-CHO
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