Thomson Rapid Clear Cap

The Thomson Optimum Growth™ family of products is expanding into downstream processing with a revolutionary new technology – Rapid Clear Cap – that allows high speed clarification of cellular material.

The filters work by simply switching the vented Optimum Growth Cap to the Rapid Clear Cap. The only equipment required is a peristaltic pump. In initial testing the units can filter up to 2.5L-3L of high density culture, 6×10^6 -20×10^6 @ >70% viability, in approximately 18 minutes. This technique will transform the time consuming and laborious task of harvesting cells to a rapid walk away procedure.

Key Benefits

  • Save time, clarify 3L of cell culture in less than 35 minutes – with no centrifugation required*!
  • Reduce consumables used by up to 90%
  • Walk away convenience and safety – minimise endotoxin exposure

Key Features

  • 0.2μm filter, eliminates multiple filtration steps and in some cases centrifugation*
  • Significant time savings versus traditional spin down technique
  • Cell clarification of low or high density cultures of CHO stable, CHO transient, HEK293, hybridoma, and other mammalian cell lines
  • Eliminates transfer steps: The Rapid Clear® Cap screws directly onto the Optimum Growth™ Flask
  • Secondary cap attaches to a new Optimum Growth™ Flask or to a storage container with a Luer lock

More on Thomson Instruments

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.

Emma’s take on this product

Emma Craughan
Technical Sales Specialist

Innovative: Thomson products are always innovative, when considering their flask ranges, filter vials or growth media the products always offer advantages over the competition. Either in terms of performance or ease of use. This is often further highlighted by the range of accessories offered. A great example of this is the Rapid Clear cap which offers an extremely elegant solution for cell harvest, straight from the flask.

Dependable: Thomson offer extremely competitive lead times across the range of labware. Even during the pandemic we’ve been able to keep supplies of flasks going to our customers with very few delays. This is further enhanced by BPES endeavouring to keep a large stock of products on the shelf.

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BPES offer innovative supply solutions for Thomson products including ‘call offs’ and holding stock for customers making it simple for customers to manage their inventory.

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