Working closely with partners in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and leading research institutes has given TAP Biosystems a unique insight into up-and-coming challenges these scientists face. For example, the need to improve production of protein-based therapeutics led TAP Biosystems to develop ambr™, its unique micro bioreactor mimic. Finding ways of cost-effectively scaling up production of stem cells for use in drug discovery has been fulfilled with the introduction of the CompacT SelecT SC™ for the reproducible culturing of high-quality stem cells in T-flasks; and regenerative medicine has led TAP Biosystems to develop the CellBase CT™ for GMP-compliant ex vivo expansion of autologous cell-therapy products.
Additionally, the drive for more physiologically relevant cell models to better predict drug behavior has provided TAP Biosystems with the opportunity to work with leading tissue engineering academics to develop RAFT (Real Architecture for 3D Tissue), a simple to use system that rapidly creates complex 3-D tissue models from collagen.
Not only has TAP Biosystems responded with innovative solutions to provide products to fill these specific niches but the company has also seen ways of improving the efficiency of routine laboratory processes. TAP Biosystems has developed a range of benchtop processing equipment, including Fill-It for reproducibly dispensing cell suspensions into screw-cap cryovials to create high-quality cell banks and Capit-All, which rapidly uncaps and recaps screw-cap cryovials.
TAP Biosystems recognizes that reducing the cost of goods of in-demand therapies will continue to be critical to the success of the global life science industry. Therefore, the company continues to develop its portfolio to enable these productivity improvements as the challenges of new types of therapeutics emerge.