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Techne MCS Biological Stirrers

The stirrers are designed for optimal suspension cell culture and the use of microcarriers.

A system comprises of a stirrer platform and a number of glass culture vessels.

  Five stirrer platform sizes are available, along with 7 sizes of culture vessel
  Speed range from 0 to 80rpm
  Softstart for slow acceleration and deceleration
  Interval setting option
  Stainless steel stirrer platform with locators for the culture vessels
  Designed for incubator environments

Unique stirring action

The culture vessels incorporate a unique base design which, together with the bulb-ended stirrer, ensures that the cells are lifted into suspension at the lowest possible speeds. This gentle stirring action promotes high cell yields.

The stirrers create virtually no heat so there is negligible heat transfer from the magnetic drive to the culture vessel, making the system suitable for use in both incubators and cold rooms.

Calibrated speed control and interval stirring

Cell attachment to microcarriers and high cell yields are ensured by the special softstart/stop design and interval stirring option. The former ensures slow acceleration and deceleration of the stirrer, avoiding excessive turbulence in the culture media and eliminating cell damage. The interval stirring can be used during the attachment phase to further reduce agitation of the media or when culturing particularly fragile cells.

Technical Specifications


Speed range - 0 to 80rpm
Speed setting accuracy - < +/- 3rpm
Softstart speed control - 20 second acceleration/20 second deceleration

Interval stirring

Variable on-time - 6 seconds to 5 minutes
Variable off-time - 2 minutes to 2 hours
Limited operating conditions - 40 degC and 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Power supply - Dual Voltage 230/110V 50/60Hz
Nominal power consumption - 2W
Fuse rating - 100mA

Ordering Information

FMCS101L - MCS-101L biological stirrer
FMCS102L - MCS-102L biological stirrer
FMCS104S - MCS-104S biological stirrer
FMCS104L - MCS-104L biological stirrer
FMCS104X - MCS-104XL biological stirrer


  Accommodates one large vessel; either 3 or 5 litres
  Strong, rugged and lightweight


  Holds up to two 1 litre culture vessels
  Small, light and compact and space saving


  Compact version of the MCS-101L
  Hold up to four 500ml culture vessels
  Small, light, compact and space saving


  Holds up to four 1 litre cultures vessels
  Strong, rugged and lightweight


  4 extra large vessels
  Accommodates four 5 litres culture vessels
  Designed for large-scale production
  Strong, rugged and lightweight

Data Sheet

Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.

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