Global patent index - EP 1015552 A1

EP 1015552 A1 2000-07-05 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CULTURING CELLS AND TISSUES

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CULTURING CELLS AND TISSUES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR GEWEBE- UND ZELLKULTIVIERUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE CULTURE DE CELLULES ET DE TISSUS

Publication

EP 1015552 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97901519 A

Priority

DK 9700001 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9830676A1] Cells and tissues, in particular sensitive cells and tissues, such as oocytes, fertilized oocytes and preimplantation embryos, which require highly stable physical and chemical environment for in vitro development, are cultured in closed containers submerged or immersed in thermostatically controlled liquid baths, the containers being provided with an appropriate inner atmosphere containing, e.g. carbondioxide, oxygen and humidity in appropriate levels. The incubator containers may e.g. be gas and liquid impervious, flexible, sealable, preferably transparent bags which after sealing are submerged or immersed directly in the thermostatically controlled liquid bath. The liquid in the bath is preferably water. An incubator for submerse or immerse culture of cells and tissues in the above manner is also described. Also a transportable liquid incubator for culturing cells and tissues in the field is described.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

C12M 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C12M 1/00 (2006.01); C12M 1/02 (2006.01); C12M 3/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C12M 41/22 (2013.01); C12M 21/06 (2013.01); C12M 23/14 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9830676A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9830676 A1 19980716; AU 1540197 A 19980803; EP 1015552 A1 20000705

INPADOC legal status

2005-02-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20040803

2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990628

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB