To improve process efficiency and reproducibility, CAR T cell therapy workflows need standardized and automated unit operations. After cryopreservation, scientists typically thaw cell therapy products manually in a water bath — leading to a risk of exposure to water-borne contaminants, and high subjectivity in thawing times.
We developed VIA Thaw™ instruments to address the shortcomings of commonly used thawing systems.
In this paper, we compare the VIA Thaw™ instrument to a water bath with a cellular product obtained from a model CAR T workflow. Read the full paper to understand how automated, water-free thawing can apply to your cell therapy workflow.