“We are a pioneer in the area of automated, programmable cell culture and maintenance systems that combine extensive image capture and analytics, encapsulated within a closed incubation environment,” claims Thomas Forest Farb-Horch, president, co-founder, and board director of Thrive Bioscience. The company’s products increase the efficiency and effectiveness of cell culture processes, but more importantly, provide better data, clearer insights, and greater quality control that was previously unavailable.
Thrive’s products include CellAssist, a bench-top instrument that collects and catalogs data and images, helping a researcher get precise reports, analyses, and workflow advice. Another product, to be delivered in 2021, is the AutoImager which delivers continuous, automatic movement of 30 to 100 cell culture plates between CellAssist and an incubator in a closed environment for 24/7 imaging.
However, the tenacity of Thrive Bioscience’s offerings is not limited to digitalizing cell culture processes alone. “To ensure a better documentation methodology inside a lab, Thrive’s products provide self-populating lab notebooks that automatically document the processes and inputs (such as the reagents and cell lines),” states Farb. This solution breathes a sigh of relief for lab managers who often complain about being unaware of the details of every activity taking place inside their labs and despite using advanced analytical instruments. Alongside, to eliminate variability in the lab process from researcher to researcher, Thrive’s products provide access to their historical information to researchers for verifying accuracy of their cell culture techniques, in case their experiment fails to achieve expected outcomes.
With a product portfolio that vast, Thrive aims to solve some significant roadblocks in the present drug discovery, biomedical research, and cell therapeutics landscape and usher a new standard in cell culture processes. “We aim to serve a wide range of clients, from research labs to pre-clinical production with our family of products that utilize a common set of proprietary image processing software, analytics, optics, and sensors,” reassures Farb. Thrive’s products are designed to help drug discovery and biomedical research companies save immense public and corporate spending while also decreasing the time to market new medicines. This is because Thrive’s automated products can help a researcher complete tasks that initially took hours to complete. “Our objective is, and shall always remain in taking the art out of cell culture and delivering high-quality science, because good science needs good cells,” concludes Farb.