New Products and Old Standbys
Juliette emphasizes that SciLog listens closely to its customers to design new products and accessories. The SciLog Weigh Station uses a fluid handling platform that permits customers to fill or empty single-use bags gravimetrically.
“Some of our customers indicated that they wanted something more,” says Juliette So SciLog developed multiple configurations with slide-in-place accessories, including filter holders, tubing holders, trays, and work platforms.
The Weigh Station platform supports multiple hanging bags and can be rolled around to easily move media from one location to another. When pumps are added, a complete, quantitatively monitored work station for single-use technology becomes available. “It’s really caught on because of the versatility, mobility, small footprint, and accessories we added,” says Juliette.
SciLog’s products largely focus on downstream purification applications. Now a new product line, called MabTech, targets upstream processes. MabTech manages, automates, and documents bioreactor feeding and recirculation tasks. Some applications, like generating high density cell cultures, may take weeks or months, and MabTech performs these long-term tasks with high precision, according to Juliette.
“MabTech starts with a client’s current cell culture systems, then enhances them. No major reinvestment is required to optimize what you have,” she says.
Although not new, SciFlex and SciPure products are aggressively priced workhorses, which provide automation and documentation. When paired with SciLog’s precalibrated, single-use manifolds, a mobile system with a compact footprint performs tangential flow filtration, normal flow filtration, and perfusions. A touch screen asks the operator questions specific to their process, and the answers given by the operator generate a flow path and programs that give complete process documentation for the user. “This is a device for process development and batch transfers,” says Schick.
A receptionist answers all phone calls and connects callers to a SciLog expert. There are no phone trees to navigate. “We pride ourselves in rapid response times,” explains Juliette.