Dr. Banes started his science career with a PhD in Microbiology from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his Post-Doctoral work at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University in the Microbiology and Immunology Departments. He has over 45 years of academic research and biotech business experience.
In 1987, he founded Flexcell® International Corporation, a niche biotech company, to design and manufacture mechanobiology devices and disposables. He was the first to market a patented, pneumatic-driven, microprocessor-controlled, cell stretching device that regulated the magnitude, duration, and frequency of applied strain to rubber-bottomed culture plates.
The Flexcell® dynamic cell stretching bioreactor systems allow controlled, standard conditions for strain application to cultured cells so that repeatable dose-response experiments can be conducted. Today, Flexcell® produces dynamic cell stretching bioreactors for applying mechanical load to cells in 3D and monolayer culture with an array of disposables and accessories. Dr. Banes continues to develop new ideas for designing the next generation of cell culture solutions.
Flexcell® has been designing, developing and manufacturing dynamic cell stretching culture systems and disposables for over 30 years.
Our unique bioreactor systems enable investigators to create in vitro models and 3D tissue constructs within the most optimal in vivo environment for cell proliferation and growth. Our full range of tissue engineering accessories complements our bioreactor systems to aid in the construction of 3D cell seeded tissue constructs with different shape sizes. We offer 6-well and 24-well flexible membraned culture plates that come in various matrix coatings to enhance cultured growth of many cell lines. Our total system solutions have broad applications within the Biomedical research field.
Our difference starts with our extensive experience in developing commercially-viable solutions for researchers and continues with our commitment to the highest quality products and customer service!
Flexcell® products have been developed to meet the following research needs: