Imagine...

Enzyme-free tissue dissociation
in just a few minutes...

TissueGrinder consumable unit with integrated filtration in standard labware

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In a simple,
yet gentle process...

Tissue Dissociation Workflow

Integrated in standard labware, including cell-filtration...

allowing contamination-free handling of your precious tissue-samples...

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Featuring customizable protocols with validated performance for

 

 

  • Lymph Nodes
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Lung
  • Skin
  • Muscle
  • Kidney
  • Cartilage
  • FFPE
  • and more...

Resulting in a high yield of unadultarated viable cells, maintaining surface markers

The tissue dissociation technology TissueGrinder...

…was developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation in Mannheim.

It facilitates a standardized sample preparation with subsequent filtration in a closed, sterile system, based on standard labware. A benchtop-device with four grinding slots allows customizable process control for the mechanical dissociation, yielding high quality single cell suspensions from fresh or frozen or even FFPE tissue samples, which can be used for a multitude of applications. By employing an ideal combination of shearing and cutting forces, highly viable cells can be obtained for cytometry, further cytological and molecular analysis or cultivation.

Fraunhofer IPA TissueGrinder Benchtop

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Parallelizing tissue dissociation

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Conv. Technology A

20 min processing time
  • Enzyme-free
  • Single Cell Quality
  • Integrated Filtration
  • Sterility
  • Integrated Process Control
  • Grinding Slots

TissueGrinder

< 5 min processing time
  • Enzyme-free
  • Single Cell Quality
  • Integrated Filtration
  • Sterility
  • Integrated Process Control
  • Grinding Slots

Conv. Technology B

> 60 min processing time
  • Enzyme-free
  • Single Cell Quality
  • Integrated Filtration
  • Sterility
  • Integrated Process Control
  • Grinding Slots

Single Cells – unlocking the door to innovations in personalized medicine

FFX provides
cutting-edge technologies to Fast Forward your
Discoveries in:

Cytological Analytics
Medical Diagnostics
Cell-based Therapeutics

As a BioTech-SpinOff from Fraunhofer IPA in Mannheim we are proud to have been part of Fraunhofer VENTURE’s accelerator program AHEAD.

Felix Dirla

CEO

Stefan Scheuermann

Application & Business Development

Dr. Jens Langejürgen

Research Liaison Officer

The Team

FFX joins interdisciplinary expertise in Life Science, Biotechnology, Physics, Engineering, Software and Medical Devices to bring your research and medical applications to a new level.

Fast Forward Discoveries GmbH

Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3
CUBEX41
68167 Mannheim
Germany

CUBEX41

Altenhöferallee 3
FIZ
60438 Frankfurt/Main
Germany

FIZ - Frankfurter Innovationszentrum Biotechnologie

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