LumaCyte Launches New Compact Radiance® Instrument for Advanced Therapy Biomanufacturing & QC Environments

CHARLOTESVILLE, Va. — LumaCyte, a leading innovator in advanced single cell analysis technology and instrumentation, is proud to announce the launch of their newly redesigned flagship Radiance® instrument to meet growing demand for Laser Force Cytology™ (LFC) precision analytics in space-constrained biomanufacturing facilities. The half-sized compact design is new, occupying only 16 inches of bench space, but the underlying technology remains unchanged. Utilizing LFC, LumaCyte’s Radiance® platform instrument provides real-time, label-free, quantitative cell characterization analytics for better manufacturing controls. Transforming the status quo, this capability enables manufacturers and production scientists to rapidly assess the quality of cellular starting materials and precisely optimize key production processes when manufacturing complex lifesaving biotherapeutics. The more compact Radiance® instrument is not just a step forward; it’s a leap towards the future of real-time precision cell-based production analytics, where these insights have the power to guide and accelerate the delivery of life-saving advanced therapies for patients.

LumaCyte’s advanced real-time bioanalytics platform, Radiance®, is a label-free, single cell approach for quantitative characterization of innate cellular responses, without the need for antibody or genetic labeling. This revolutionary technology utilizes Laser Force Cytology™ (LFC) to measure subtle phenotypic changes based purely on the intrinsic biophysical and biochemical properties of cells in response to their environment or treatment.

Manufacturing advanced biotherapeutic products is fraught with challenges – from complexities in the highly variable starting materials, to the large biological variations that can occur during production, compounded by slow and imprecise legacy analytics. LumaCyte’s novel Radiance® instrument is a process analytical technology (PAT) that combines advanced optics and microfluidics to transform the field of single cell analysis, delivering real-time process and production answers, streamlining lengthy manufacturing steps, and significantly improving the likelihood of production and product success.

The new Radiance® instrument stands poised to meet the growing demands for advanced analytics in manufacturing and production environments. Regulators are increasingly encouraging the adoption and implementation of novel real-time precision PAT analytics earlier in process development and manufacturing processes to improve production quality and product consistency. Radiance® users now have real-time production analytics at their fingertips that both inform and enable rapid optimization, making better process control and consistent production quality a reality, and now with a much smaller footprint.

Sean Hart, PhD, LumaCyte CEO and CSO, emphasizes the significance of the new Radiance® instrument in addressing industry needs: “We understand the challenges that our customers face in maximizing their lab space and ensuring compliance with evolving regulatory standards. The Radiance® instrument is a testament to LumaCyte’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of single cell analysis, providing our customers with an analytical solution that delivers answers on demand. With this compact yet highly capable device, we aim to revolutionize how cell-based analytics are performed, offering our customers a more efficient and space-saving solution.”

Radiance® has already captured the attention of top biopharma and CDMO organizations worldwide, establishing itself as a pioneering tool across many analytical applications in vaccines, gene, and cell therapy manufacturing. As laboratories continue to look for powerful and space-saving process analytical technology solutions for cell health, potency, functionality and sterility, Radiance® offers all these capabilities in one instrument.

Meret Gaugler, PhD, global life sciences investor and advisor, says: “LumaCyte’s technology is driving advanced, streamlined analytics to replace outdated and cumbersome assays. Radiance®’s more compact form factor could not have come at a better time. Cell and gene therapy manufacturing is moving past the growing pains of earlier generations and the field has matured to sufficient relevance for regulators to start setting more stringent standards in the use and adoption of cellular PATs.”

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About LumaCyte

LumaCyte, Inc. is an advanced research and bioanalytics instrumentation company that produces label-free, single cell analysis instrumentation where the use of antibody or genetic labeling is not required for cellular analysis. This revolutionary technology utilizes Laser Force Cytology™ (LFC™) to measure optical and fluidic forces within a microfluidic channel, quantitatively characterizing innate cellular responses of subtle phenotypic changes based purely on the intrinsic biophysical and biochemical properties of cells; which can be used to measure cellular changes in response to their environment or treatment. The univariate and multivariate nature of the data has enabled a host of big data strategies and cloud computing capabilities that drive advanced analytics, allowing a deeper understanding of cell based biological systems. Applications of LumaCyte’s label-free platform technology include viral infectivity for vaccine development and manufacturing, cell health, activation, transfection and transduction analytics for cell and gene therapy development and production monitoring, CAR T-cell immunotherapy, iPSC differentiation, adventitious agent testing (AAT), infectious disease, and pre-clinical drug discovery, in addition to multiple applications across advanced therapy biomanufacturing for real-time quality control.


Nicole Merli
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