Cell Banking

Cold Chain Solutions in Cell Banking

In the process of creating new drug compounds cells play an important role. However, handling of cells, i.e., cell banking requires very careful and fast processes in order to guarantee best-possible quality.

When cryopreserving cells it is crucial to achieve a high cell recovery rate and ultimately optimal cell viability after thawing. Controlled cGMP-compliant and scalable freezing enables reproducible processes and thus standardization. Study results confirm a consistent and uniform high ratio of live cell recovery after cryopreservation of cells in single-use bioprocess containers thanks to plate-based RoSS.pFTU Lab Scale leading to accelerated cell-based process workflow.


Solutions for Optimized Cryopreservation of Cells

State-of-the-art single-use technologies improve fluid management and cold chain management of cell significantly. Elaborated solutions accelerate the process of aliquoting and freezing cells to less than 1 hour whilst providing full control over accuracy during automated aseptic dispensing and controlled cryogenic freezing with liquid nitrogen down to -180°C (-292°F).

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Primary Packaging


Feed Source for Aliquotation

Single-use aseptic bag filling machine RoSS.FILL

Automated Aliquotation

Single-use bag protections system with RoSS shell

Robust Protection


Controlled Rate Freezing


Ultra-Cold Storage

Shipping drug substances in single-use bag containers safely with RoSS.SHIP


Lab freezer for pharma with RoSS.pFTU lab scale


Primary Packaging

IRIS Single-Use Bag (2D or 3D)

Store and ship anything from cell culture samples to large drug substance volumes reliably and on time. 2D or 3D single-use bioprocess containers in any size.

Single-use bioprocess container by Single Use Support

Feed Source for Aliquotation


RoSS.PADL is a platform to standardize cooling of your single-use bag whilst gently kneading it to ensure a homogeneous mixture of your substance.

RoSS.PADL Product

Automated Aliquotation


RoSS.FILL is compatible to all single use bags and bottles and can be scaled up by attaching multiple racks. Fully automated filling system for multiple small single use bags at highest accuracy. Applicable for both, cell & gene therapies and Upstream Seed Train Intensification.

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RoSS.FILL Lab Scale

Accuracy is key: Fully automated platform system for aseptic filling of up to 12 single-use bags in standard configuration and is extendable to higher bag quantities. Most suitable for filling small volumes in cell & gene therapies or seed train intensification.

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With RoSS.FILL Bag, the RoSS shell systems contained in the rack are filled with a speed of up to 200L per hour in a fully automated manner. RoSS.FILL is compatible to all single use bags and bottles and can be scaled up by attaching multiple racks.

Aseptic bag filling machine RoSS.FILL

Robust Protection


Single use bags with a volume of less than 250ml are covered with a first layer of soft 3D foam which is complemented by an innovative and intuitive locking mechanism. Its robust stainless steel frame protects the single use bag during freezing and shipping.

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RoSS® Shell

With the RoSS Shell system, the sensitive single use bag is covered in 3D foam, which is held by a highly robust plastic frame. Bottom and top are made of stainless steel – ideal for the freezeing process and absolutely robust.

RoSS shell protecting single use bags open

Controlled Rate Freezing

RoSS.LN2F | Liquid Nitrogen Freezer

RoSS.LN2F is a powerful cryogenic controlled rate freezer for temperatures down to -180°C/-292°F. An enclosed and innovative platform system for dosed freezing for cell and gene therapies enables no direct exposure, and no mechanical compressors are needed. This ensures a safe, low-maintenance and energy-saving handling.

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Lab Scale Controlled Plate-Freezer (-80°C)

Controlled freezeing and thawing of small batches - more important than ever for cell & gene therapies and clinical studies! The plate-based freeze & thaw platform for labs RoSS.pFTU Lab Scale is the perfect solution for one or multiple single use bags of up to in total 10L. GMP-compliant computerized system optional.

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Large Scale Controlled Plate-Freezer (-80°C)

The freeze & thaw system RoSS.pFTU is a fully automated and scalable plate-based freezing unit. Both economically and in terms of product stability we have reached the next level. The plate-based platform RoSS.pFTU Large Scale is completely adapted to RoSS shell system for a batch sizes of up to 400L and more.

Plate freezer biopharma large scale freezing with RoSS.pFTU largescale

Ultra-Cold Storage

RoSS.FRDG | Ultra-Cold Storage

Ultra-Cold Storage for frozen drug substances in different sizes. RoSS.FRDG keeps the desired set point temperature down to -80°C.

Ultra-cold storage RoSS.FRDG


RoSS.SHIP | Smart Cold Chain Shipping Container

RoSS.SHIP secures the cold chain storage and shipping of bulk drug substance for almost one week. With its Smart Tracking & Tracing Add-on you never loose control of your product.



RoSS.pFTU Lab Scale

The plate-based platform for controlled freezing and thawing small batches, RoSS.pFTU Lab Scale, is the perfect solution for cell culture intensification in intermediates of one or multiple single use bags of up to in total 5L. GMP-compliant computerized system optional.

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RoSS.pFTU Mid Scale

RoSS.pFTU Mid Scale is a plate-based freeze-thaw unit for studies and small scale batches. Thawing different individual volumes of drug substance up to 70 L with ease. Based on plates, the freezing and thawing time is controlled and rapid.

Plate freezer biopharma with RoSS.pFTU midscale

Cell Banking for Seed Train Intensification

Cell Banking is a crucial step in the seed train intensification process for biopharmaceutical production. To get the train rolling, multiple optimized process units, that enable high cell densities cultivation & efficient high cell density cryopreservation, need to be combined.

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Banking the Intensified Seed Train

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"Bestcellers": Controlled Filling & Freezing of Cells

Sterile aliquoting into single-use bags and freezing for cryopreservation of cells pose challenges for laboratories and manufacturers. Download the App Note to learn more about the implications and approaches to address these challenges.

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App Note: "Bestcellers": Controlled Filling & Freezing of Cells

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More Information

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App Note: Cell Monolayer Cryopreservation

Advanced cell-based assay workflow with CryoLogyx Thaw and Test pre-plated cell and controlled, scalable freezing process solution RoSS.pFTU to achieve effective cryopreservation of cells.


Cell banking: Definition, Process & Manufacturing

Cell banking plays a key role in securing valuable cell lines and biological resources for future research and applications in the field of biotechnology. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of cell banking, its definition, importance, and the essential components involved in establishing and maintaining cell banks.

cGMP cell banking

cGMP cell banking: Aliquoting & controlled freezing of cells in less than 1 hour

As the market is constantly evolving, new, fully automated solutions are offered to make GMP cell banking and cGMP cell banking easier to achieve. Single Use Support’s solutions do not only reach out to help make the handling of cell banks safer and more efficient, but also help to support smaller-scale projects through scalable solutions. 

Cryopreservation of cells

Cryopreservation of cells: Preserving cells for future use

Cryopreservation is a necessary procedure to maintain cell viability during ex vivo storage. In this article, we will provide some general information on cell cryopreservation, but also discuss different tools, challenges and an exemplary protocol.


Cryogenic Freezing: All you need to know

Cryopreservation is an effective procedure for the quality-preserving storage of many biomaterials. Find out what cryopreservation actually is, what has to be considered along the process and where it is applied – all summed up in this article.