What to do if the cells in the cell factory grow slowly

Wed Feb 01 15:38:43 CST 2023

When using the cell factory to cultivate cells, we will encounter one or another problem, such as cell non-adherence, vacuolation, cell contamination, etc. Sometimes we will find that the cells grow slowly. What should we do at this time?

First we need to analyze the possible reasons for slow cell growth:

1. Due to the replacement of different culture medium or serum, the cells cannot adapt in a short time, which leads to slow growth. If this is the reason, we need to pay attention to comparing the components of the new culture medium with the original culture medium, comparing the new serum with the old serum to support the cell growth experiment, and let the cells gradually adapt to the new culture medium.

FuDau 5-Layers-Cell-Factory

FuDau 5-Layers-Cell-Factory

2. It is also possible that some essential components for cell growth such as glutamine or growth factors in the culture medium in the cell factory are exhausted or lacking or have been destroyed. At this time, we need to replace with a freshly prepared culture medium, or add glutamine amides and growth factors.

3. There is a small amount of bacterial or fungal contamination in the culture. This situation needs to be determined according to the specific situation of the pollution. If the pollution is serious, the culture needs to be discarded.

FuDau 10-Layers-Cell-Factory

FuDau 10-Layers-Cell-Factory

The above are some of our common reasons. Of course, it is also possible that the cells have aged. At this time, we need to replace with new seed-preserving cells. It is worth noting that in addition to strictly adhering to aseptic operation during operation, in order to reduce the possibility of external source contamination, we can choose a cell factory with matching pipelines.

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