Media Development and Optimization

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific offers a Media Development and Optimization (MDO) program designed to meet our customers' unique requirements.

Make it Your Media

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific strives to offer best-in-class performance, development time, production turnaround time, and open communication.

Each MDO project includes personal service, a high level of technical support, and step-by-step question-resolution while the customer's medium is being optimized. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s MDO program is designed to meet our customers' specific and unique requirements by offering the following 3 levels of service that are designed to be flexible and expedite the media development process:

Level 1—Remote Development

Remote development is managed by the customer and a range of materials and services is provided by FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific (each designed to support each individual lab's media development needs). These material and services can be applied individually or in a combined fashion to help labs achieve their media development goals using their own approach, and can include:

  • Express Media Service, which is used to provide prototypes within 10 business days.
  • Media Survey Panel, which uses our extensive library of media and can consist of catalog products, GMP-ready products, or R&D prototypes.

Level 2—Remote Development, Managed by FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific

Remote media development managed by FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific provides more guidance and support than level 1, and is ideal if a customer is unable to transfer the cells to us. At this level, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific can help achieve the media needed by conducting a remote project in which we provide protocols, instructions, and materials necessary for our customers to perform the cell culture experiments in their own laboratory. This approach provides the same valuable scientific guidance of FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s experienced staff that level 3 does, while allowing customers to control the speed of the development. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific designs the experiments, analyzes the results, and manages the timeline.

Level 3—Full-Service Media Development

In a full-service media development project, the entire media development project is conducted in FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s laboratories. At this level, we are able to deliver the most improvement and in a shorter amount of time than level 2, since we perform all of the work in-house. Once we receive a customer's cell line, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific performs all of the work necessary to discover the optimal medium for our customers' process. Beginning with either a customer-owned formula or FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s broad library of media formulas, we develop growth and/or feed media strategy designed explicitly to meet each customer's specific process constraints (such as titer, viable cell density, growth rate, viability, integral of viable cell density, cell specific productivity, product quality, sialylation, animal-component-free, chemically-defined, etc.).

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