We are getting your cells home safely
Cellbox Solutions is a young technology company situated in Northern Germany that focuses on innovative logistic solutions for the global BioMed industry. The product, a portable CO2 incubator provides a safe environment for the transport of living cells and biological structures under laboratory conditions. The initial idea to develop a portable CO2 incubator was born at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology (EMB) in Lübeck. Back then, the scientists were facing a well-known challenge: they had to transport slices of cardiomyocytes and were in need of a suitable transport device that would allow them to ship the cells under optimal conditions, e.g. at 37° and 5% CO2. A few years went by before Prof. Dr. Kathrin Adlkofer joined the Fraunhofer EMB and quickly realised the potential impact that such an incubator could have on
global cell logistics. A team of dedicated engineers and biologists was assembled and a new development project was created; from idea to marketable product – Cellbox® . Within 18 months the first prototype of the Cellbox® was developed and ready for intensive trials. Today, the focus is on our Cellbox customers. We aim to find solutions to each and every cell transport challenge. We put strong emphasis on honest feedback, to continuously improve and provide the best customer experience possible. The development and assembly of our products were carried out in close collaboration with the Fraunhofer EMB and financially supported by the European Union – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Federal Government and Land Schleswig-Holstein.
We believe in supporting research and in developing innovative products that will transform the future of Life Science.
We aim to contribute to the lives of others by providing innovative cell logistic solutions – accessible for everyone.
We trust in our people, their passion to innovate and their commitment to take ownership. We are convinced that leveraging our collective genius is unbeatable: what we do together, we do well!
DISCOVERY OF SOMETHING BIG
A portable CO2 incubator was invented
The first model was developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology in Lübeck, Germany, thereby demonstrating the feasibility of a portable CO2 incubator.
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Patent for a portable incubator with a refillable CO2 supply
The first model of the portable CO2 incubator was equipped with a refillable CO2 cartridge and deemed to be the first invention of its kind.
READY TO REVOLUTIONISE
Cellbox Solutions was founded
At the end of 2016, Cellbox Solutions was founded as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology EMB. Anticipating the potential impact of the concept, Prof. Dr. Kathrin Adlkofer initiated the project to develop a market-ready product.
BETTER FLY YOUR CELLS
First prototype of Cellbox® flight CDI was launched
The Cellbox® flight CDI is designed to serve the increasing number of consortia, business relationships and networks operating across countries and continents that require CO2 conditioned shipping devices designed for long-haul international flights. This version of the Cellbox® uses dry ice as the CO2 source and was awarded an international flight allowance in compliance with IATA regulations.
First prototype of Cellbox® ground CD was launched
Engineered to serve as a ground transport device on the road, by rail or by sea, the Cellbox® ground CD is equipped with a disposable CO2 cartridge and can maintain a 5% CO2 environment for up to 72 hours.
FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
The best is yet to come
We work hard to constantly feed our innovation pipeline. Stay tuned for the launch of new Cellbox® ideas!
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Adlkofer
COO and Founder
Dr. Herbert Müller-Hartmann
Head of Research and Development
Global Product Manager Cellbox
Global Manager Corporate Projects
Dr. Corné Swart
Executive Director Business Development and Global Sales
Business Development Manager
Junior Business Development Manager
Dr. Hans Nagels
Head of Marketing (Maternity Leave)
Advanced Therapies and Regenerative Medicine
The World Advanced Therapies and Regenerative Medicine Congress is an exhibition and conference that has grown to become one of the most established cell and gene events.
The 2020 edition will be in its 15th year and it attracts a large audience of biotech, pharma, payers, regulators, start-ups, investors, researchers and tech companies from around the world.
Visit our team at the PHC Europe booth.
ELRIG: Drug Discovery
In its 14th year, ELRIG’s flagship conference Drug Discovery 2020 will take place at ExCeL, London. This year’s event will include cutting edge talks and examples of new directions in drug discovery. The scientific program will feature over 50 world-class speakers with six main session tracks and two plenary keynote speakers. Of course we cannot miss this opportunity to present our products. Join us at ELRIG Drug Discovery and come listen to our spotlight talk!Drug Discovery 2020
A major scientific meeting: Forum Labor Lyon will be the showcase of laboratory innovations for 3.000 researchers, engineers, buyers and decision-makers from France, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium. The 2020 edition hosts the CLARA Forum, a forum that aims at all cancer-related players, no matter their sectors of activity and scientific disciplines.
Again we will be there with our European distributor PHC and we are looking forward to see you there!