PHILADELPHIA — Scientists at Merck Research Laboratories have found that automating cell cultures can improve the quality and consistency of cell supply, a company official said at a pharmaceutical conference held here this week.
 
In addition, the absolute reproducibility afforded by automated cell culture protocols can improve the development and robustness of an assay, and analyzing quality control parameters captured by the automated cell culture system can enhance troubleshooting, according to the scientist.

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