Nina Bauer, PhD, MBA, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, gives an overview of the process and advantages of the ekko™ acoustic cell processing system, a platform technology for cell and gene therapy manufacturing. In contrast to traditional mechanical or filtration methods that rely on filters with fixed pore sizes and centrifugal forces, the ekko™ system is based on acoustic waves which allow to gently concentrate and wash cells. The ekko™ system is a flexible tool that can process very small volumes as well as large aggregates which can be used in multiple cell applications. This interview took place at Advanced Therapies Week 2022.
Nina Bauer, PhD, MBA is an employee of Merck KGaA.