March 1, 2022 -- Nucleus Biologics has launched the Krakatoa, an innovative, first-to-market media maker that will allow researchers to manufacture cell culture media at the point of use. Moving media manufacturing to the benchtop addresses sustainability and improves media quality, convenience, and scalability, according to the firm.
Large volumes of single-use plastics are incinerated as biohazardous waste or wind up in landfills because of common and repeated use in laboratory settings. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles with media are a significant portion of that waste. Furthermore, there is a very large environmental impact to shipping solubilized media globally, driven primarily by the weight of water.
Krakatoa is revolutionizing the way cell culture media is delivered to laboratories. The media maker utilizes biodegradable media pods to solubilize 500 microliter quantities of sterile media at the point of use. Some of the key appeals of Krakatoa include:
Krakatoa is the first in a family of products by Stoic Bio, a spinoff of Nucleus Biologics, and will be distributed exclusively by Nucleus Biologics. Both companies will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the cell culture industry.