Thomson Optimum Growth Flask – 125mL to 5L

Designed for mammalian and insect cell culture, superior to traditional shake flasks making shake cabinets a much more efficient space in the lab.

Thomson Optimum Growth™ Flasks (patented) for mammalian and insect cell culture come in multiple sizes of 125mL, 250mL, 500mL, 1.6L, 2.8L and our popular 5L. They are superior to traditional shake flasks due in part to the fact that they support a 40-50% fill volume versus 33% fill volume making your shake cabinet a much more efficient space.

  • Available in 5 different sizes (125mL, 250mL, 500mL, 1.6L, 2.8L and 5L)
  • Gives excellent growth
  • Space saving capability
  • Individually packaged and sterilised

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Thomson Instrument Company has been serving the pharmaceutical and life science industries since 1970. Their lasting commitment to provide customer satisfaction and quality products has enabled them to maintain a solid reputation throughout the industry. Thomson’s range of innovate consumables and equipment help make your lab more efficient. Their filter vials speed up prep and analysis, while their patented Optimum Growth and Ultra High Yield Flasks with AirOTop seals provide the perfect environment to enhance cell growth. Their range of well plates represent a cross section of plates for many different needs.

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Emma Craughan
Head of Sales

Convenient: Thomson flasks are available for both Mammalian cell culture and microbial applications. There is a wide range of accessories making them extremely convenient and safe to use in the lab. Transfer caps allow for sterile fluid transfer and special seals allow for optimal gas transfer.

Performance: Thomson flasks have been developed to be scaleable, with a wide range of sizes available. Benefits include high aeration, low foaming and high fill volumes thus saving space in your incubator. Whatever the cell line you’re cultivating, Thomson flasks give excellent growth.

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Thomson make two distinct ranges of flasks – Ultra Yield are for microbial cultures and Optimum Growth Flasks are for mammalian cell cultures.

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    • Baffles designed for high aeration and low shear to maintain cell viability
    • Same footprint as comparable Fernbach flask but with a 40-50% fill volume
    • Less foaming than disposable Fernbach potentially eliminates additives
    • 0.2μm Vented Cap simultaneously maintains high gas exchange and sterility
    • Transfer cap option connects directly to cell bags or bioreactors with multiple connection options
    • Scalability from 125mL up to 5L lets you mix and match different flask sizes in your shaker greatly improving space efficiency
    • Individually packaged and sterilised for immediate use

    Please contact us for data with CHO, HEK 293, Insect Cell Lines, and Hybridoma.

    Product Numbers for Thomson Optimum Growth Flask
    SIZE Number per pack
    5L – 4 per case 931116
    5L flask sterile with port – 4 per case 931116-PORT-E
    5L multiported flask 931116-PORT-E-TRT
    2.8L – 6 per case 931114
    1.6L – 12 per case 931113
    500mL – 25 per case 931112
    250mL – 50 per case 931111
    125mL – 50 per case 931110

    Thomson’s range of innovate consumables and equipment help make your lab more efficient.