The Precellys Evolution has been set up on a BSL-4 research laboratory for the recovery of viable single cell suspensions from non-human primate samples.
The Precellys equipment, initially developed for meeting BSL-3 lab requirement, have been installed on Leidos Biomedical Research laboratory, one of the four BSL-4 laboratories operational in the US, for AIDS and Cancer Virus program. The initial sample preparation method was processing manually and each protocol lasted for 5 to 6 hours to obtain around 50% of viable cells. With the Precellys Evolution, the sample processing time have been reduced of 2 hours with a percentage of viable cells up to 70%. The robustness of the Precellys and the automatic safety alarms are perfect assets for BSL-4 setting.