Specialist courses that will train postgraduate research students in essential tissue culture techniques are being offered at CATIM (http://catim.co.uk/), a recently launched Business Technology Centre at the
Tissue culture enables models of animal tissue to be constructed for use as alternatives to live animal testing. The courses are believed to be the first of their kind offered by a technology centre in the south-west and will help research students to improve their practical proficiency using live mammalian cell systems.
The courses give a foundation in best practice for cryopreservation of cells, for cell banking and sub-culture applications. They provide an introduction to the use of bioreactors for large-scale cell culture, and guidance in the quality control and contamination issues associated with tissue culture.
Many of the cell biology techniques covered by the courses are essential for stem cell research and biopharmaceutical manufacture by the biotech industry.
Training will be delivered by experts from Public Health England (http://www.hpacultures.org.uk/aboutus/index.jsp). Bioreactor and live cell monitoring technologies will be demonstrated by Electrolab Biotech (http://www.electrolabtech.co.uk/), ABER instruments (http://www.aber-instruments.co.uk/) and
For further information visit http://catim.co.uk/cell-culture-courses/
CATIM is a consortium, led by
The centre is backed by 1.8 Million pounds of investment from UWE Bristol and the
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