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Seward makes cell preparation easier

Strainer bag Stomacher 80Seward Limited, manufacturer and developer of the world leading, patented Stomacher® Paddle Blender range, has further enhanced the application range of its Strainer bags to include sterile processing of tissue samples for primary cell preparation. Gamma irradiated sterile and available in a range of sizes, the Strainer bags are fully compatible with all laboratory paddle blenders, including Seward's Stomacher® 80 Biomaster range. As the Strainer bags are effectively small, fully containable units which are easily used in a sterile environment, this has enabled new applications in cell culture.

The 0.5 mm pore size of the integrated, robust strainer element within the Seward Strainer bag generates a uniformly homogenous cell suspension. This allows the cells' passage through the pores of the central straining matrix and prevents contamination with undigested extracellular material which can block pipettes. Produced to provide a sterile, secure environment for the preparation of single cell suspensions, the Strainer bag is ideal for the individual processing of a large number of samples. 

The Strainer bags are an adaptable and useful technology which can increase the efficiency of the preparation of primary cells from digested tissues. "The new life-science applications of our robust Strainer bag technology represent the continuing, customer oriented, development to which Seward is committed," said Stuart Ray, Technical Director, Seward Ltd. "Cell scientists can simplify their primary culture preparations by straining the processed tissues to ensure trouble-free pipetting, whilst also increasing the viability of the cells produced as the end product."
About Seward Limited -

Seward manufactures the world leading range of Stomacher® paddle blenders and Stomacher® accessories used in sample preparation for microbiological analyses. The company has been manufacturing and developing the world renown and patented Stomacher® Lab Blender for 40 years. The original and still regarded as the best, over 8 million food samples a day are prepared on Stomacher® 400 paddle blender units around the world. 

In addition to sample preparation for food safety analyses, within the bioscience market the new developments of the Stomacher® 80 and micro 80 are proving invaluable for safe and efficient sample processing. The Stomacher® 3500 has established itself as the instrument of choice for preparing samples for the new pathogen test protocols requiring jumbo size samples.

The company is based in Worthing, West Sussex, UK with subsidiaries in Long Island, New York, USA and Singapore. All Seward machine products are manufactured within the UK and 1 of its 3 worldwide Stomacher® bag manufacturing operations is also UK-based. This ensures control of quality and price to deliver excellent value to global trading partners and laboratory customers.

Seward Limited continues to develop the product range, now with 3 patents to its credit.  Stomacher® is the most highly referenced brand name in food safety and life science sample preparation in scientific publications. The company also assists customers with method development through reference searches and sample evaluations within its own development laboratory.

The original and still the best. The Stomacher® - a Seward product trade name.

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