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Cell Culture includes all relevant processes required to grow and maintain cells outside of their natural environment. A cell line is all cells derived from an original single cell. All cells within a cell line are genetically identical and represent a standard for different cell types. Many cell lines have been developed as standards for certain cell types.  For example, the cell line MCF-7 is a standard for cancerous mammary cells and U87 is a standard for glioblastoma cells.  Cell culturing allows cell lines to be tested and observed in order to better understand how they behave in response to changes such as the insertion or deletion of genes, varying solutes in their media, varying external conditions, and more.  Cells lines can be used to as an in vitro model of disease.  Cell cultures are available in many different forms, including liquids and solids, which may be utilized as applications require.   The dominant resource, the ATCC, stores and distributes over 3,400 cell lines from humans, animals and plants.  Cost of cell lines varies but is typically in the range of $500.  Some specialty cell lines or those which are more difficult to maintain may be more expensive to acquire.

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Coronavirus evacuees return safely to U.S. via innovative, MRIGlobal-designed biocontainment system.

Fourteen U.S. citizens who tested positive for coronavirus are receiving medical treatment back home in the U.S. yesterday – and not thousands of miles away in Japan – partly in thanks to innovative technology by biocontainment and global health experts at MRIGlobal, based in Kansas City, Missouri.

As reported on international news, the citizens were evacuated on Monday from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which had been quarantined off the coast of Japan for more than 10 days. The patients were evacuated in the safest manner to a specialized containment area on chartered evacuation aircraft to isolate them, using standard protocols, for medical care in coronavirus treatment centers in the U.S.

One of the specialized units was designed by MRIGlobal engineers through a private-public partnership with U.S. Department of State and the Paul Allen Foundation in response to the Ebola outbreak in 2014. The units are state-of-the-art, flight-ready containerized biocontainment systems (CBCS) that roll on and off planes. MRIGlobal designed the CBCS as a reusable bio-containment and medical treatment unit to operate on government/civilian cargo aircraft. The units can containerize highly contagious pathogens, are extremely durable and allow for the safe transport of critically ill patients while maintaining biocontainment and safe flight.

According to Dean Gray, Ph.D., Director at MRIGlobal, “We’re proud to play a part in helping to safely evacuate people out of harm’s way to locations where they can receive appropriate medical care.

“There’s nothing like the CBCS for flyable medical transport” added Gray. “It was developed to respond to critical global health situations like the coronavirus outbreak, and ultimately to save lives.”

To date, MRIGlobal has designed and delivered four CBCS units, which are in use by the U.S. government.

MRIGlobal’s state-of-the-art, flight-ready Containerized Biocontainment System (CBCS) was awarded an R&D100 Award for Innovation by R&D Magazine in 2016. Each year R&D Magazine presents the awards to 100 of the most technologically significant and innovative technologies introduced to the marketplace over the past year.

TO LEARN MORE, VISIT THE SITES BELOW:
  • For more information about CBCS, visit https://mriglobal.org/containerized-bio-containment-system-cbcs/
  • Outside media sources covering this event –
    – https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32248/747s-carrying-americans-exposed-to-coronavirus-used-new-quarantine-box-for-infected-flyers
    – http:www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-japan-cruise-passengers-isolated-plane-2020-2?fbclid=IwAR322KLoEJhI4W-6BF5VfZItQDCoJDw7VoxxcoiYZhRYI-_2m1YGvn-VCh8