US 11,655,439 B2
Cell culturing system and method
Olivier Thierry Guenat, Bern (CH); Janick Daniel Stucki, Bern (CH); Marcel Aeschlimann, Ligerz (CH); and Christophe Léchot, Biel (CH)
Assigned to ALVEOLIX TECHNOLOGIES AG, Bern (CH); and UNIVERSITÄT BERN, Bern (CH)
Appl. No. 16/462,166
Filed by AlveoliX Technologies AG, Bern (CH); and UNIVERSITÄT BERN, Bern (CH)
PCT Filed Nov. 23, 2017, PCT No. PCT/EP2017/080259
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 17, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/096054, PCT Pub. Date May 31, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 16200451 (EP), filed on Nov. 24, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0330579 A1, Oct. 31, 2019
Int. Cl. C12M 3/00 (2006.01); C12M 1/32 (2006.01); C12M 1/00 (2006.01); C12M 1/12 (2006.01); C12M 1/42 (2006.01)
CPC C12M 21/08 (2013.01) [C12M 23/12 (2013.01); C12M 23/42 (2013.01); C12M 23/44 (2013.01); C12M 23/58 (2013.01); C12M 25/02 (2013.01); C12M 29/10 (2013.01); C12M 35/04 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cell culturing system comprising:
a docking station;
a handling unit;
a culturing module; and
an actuation layer,
wherein
the culturing module has a culturing well,
the handling unit has a seat for accommodating the culturing module and the actuation layer, and a bottom with an actuation bore associated to the culturing well, wherein the bottom is separated from the culturing module by the actuation layer, and
the docking station has a coupling structure for removably holding the handling unit in a predefined position and an actuation feeding channel, wherein, when the handling unit is held by the coupling structure in the predefined position, a first end of the actuation feeding channel is connected to the actuation bore and a second end of the actuation feeding channel is connected to a connector.