Lifeonics and United BioChannels announce the launch of SMOD™ in North America

Lifeonics Limited, the developer of smart, in‐situ analytical devices is pleased to announce the launch of SMOD™ in North America. Partnering with United BioChannels, SMOD is being introduced to cell culture laboratories across the continent, offering a revolutionary change to the way cell culture growth is monitored.

SMOD™, a unique, miniaturized device for non-­‐intervention monitoring of cell culture fermentation, is ideally suited for laboratories growing cells in flasks. SMOD acquires optical density and temperature measurements within the flask, according to user­‐defined protocols and reports data via wireless communication to a lab-­‐based PC. Data is also made available to mobile devices over local networks.

Jeff Whittmore, President of United BioChannels comments, “UBC and its partners is proud to bring this novel technology to the North American markets, delivering a breakthrough in improving productivity in cell culture monitoring”

Clive Seymour, CEO of Lifeonics comments, “The North American markets are clearly of great importance to us as we roll SMOD out around the globe. For the many laboratories growing bacterial and yeast cells for down-stream research and processing such as plasmid production, recombinant protein development and other applications, SMOD offers a major improvement in productivity and quality. We look forward to working with UBC and its partners to bring these benefits to the North American markets”