Hamilton has created a custom solution to automate multiple aspects of skin cell culture. The automated system produces skin cell experimental models in cell culture plates (both standard and trans-well plates). Each cell culture plate goes through a pre-defined set of processes, including media change, cell harvesting, cell plating and addition of growth factor or other substances. The system processes plate batches following a pre-scheduled experimental design created using a task scheduler, with minimal user intervention. The plates containing skin cell culture models are then used to test the effectiveness of various compounds.
In addition to this skin cell culture system, Hamilton and Life & Brain have proposed and in part validated a fully automated stem cell culture system. With reliable and highly reproducible automation of cell cultures, this system significantly reduces manual workloads.