The second partner: CELLEX

Company Overview: Cellex (Cell Expansion Devices)

Founded in early 2018, Cellex is a forward-thinking company dedicated to pioneering advancements in the Life Sciences, Biomedical, and Biotechnology sectors. Our core mission revolves around the design, development, and production of cutting-edge mechanical, chemical, and biological devices tailored to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Mission Statement:
At Cellex, we are driven by a singular mission: to combine scientific excellence with innovative solutions that empower our customers to achieve their goals in cell expansion and beyond. Through a relentless pursuit of innovation, we strive to enhance the quality of life and advance scientific understanding.

Focus Areas:
Our primary focus lies in the development of advanced bioreactors for cell culture applications. By leveraging our expertise in mechanical, chemical, and biological engineering, we aim to revolutionize the way cells are cultured and expanded for a wide range of biomedical and biotechnological purposes.

Facilities and Equipment:

  1. R&D Laboratory: Spanning 40 square meters, our fully equipped R&D laboratory serves as the hub of innovation, enabling us to conduct rigorous bench tests, material evaluations, and fluid dynamic trials.
  2. Production Site: Our 100-square-meter production site features dedicated areas for manufacturing and assembly, equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and supported by a team of skilled professionals.
  3. Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) System: Our sophisticated PIV system offers unparalleled precision, allowing for detailed particle tracing with resolutions down to 5 micrometers. This technology plays a crucial role in optimizing fluid flow dynamics within our bioreactors.
  4. LIDAR System: Utilizing advanced light detection and ranging technology, our LIDAR system provides micrometric resolution for precise geometry acquisition, facilitating compliance checks and reverse engineering processes.
  5. Additive Manufacturing Facility: Equipped with a high-precision F-340 3D printer, our additive manufacturing facility enables the production of intricate parts with exceptional accuracy. This capability empowers us to rapidly prototype and iterate upon our designs.

Research and Innovations:

  • Patent: Falvo D’Urso Labate G. “Device for cell suspension culture” (Ref. No: WO2020/095143 A1, Year: 05/2020)
  • Falvo D’Urso Labate G. et al. “Biomimetic design of hollow fiber membrane bioreactors for tissue engineering: a micro-computed tomography (CT) approach” (Journal of Membrane Science, 2022 – in press)
  • Catapano G., Falvo D’Urso Labate G. et al. “3D oxygen transport model in ovarian cortical tissue strips for assisted reproduction techniques.” (The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 40(8):425, September 2017)
  • Falvo D’Urso Labate G. et al. “Time evolution of oxygen concentration profiles in bone tissue engineering bioreactors: a 3D transient model” (The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 39(7):325, September 2016)
  • Massai D., Falvo D’Urso Labate G. et al. “Versatile bioreactor for dynamic suspension cell culture: application to cancer cell spheroid culture” (PLoS ONE, 11(5), May 2016)

At Cellex, we are committed to driving innovation, advancing scientific knowledge, and empowering our clients to achieve new heights in cell expansion and beyond.

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