MP Terry Beech Visits Cellula to Announce BCIP Contract

Cellula Robotics Ltd. hosted Terry Beech, MP for Burnaby North-Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, as he announced the awarding of a Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract to Cellula. The $612,202 contract is for two Cetor3000 Environmental Samplers which will be tested at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography prior to being used in the field.

See the press release from Public Services and Procurement Canada here.

Don Clarke Presenting Cetor3000 at IEEE OES Vancouver

Cellula Robotics has developed a system for autonomously sampling organisms and sediments from seawater.

Designed for deployment across multiple platforms, the sampler opens up new possibilities for investigation in previously unexplored areas. In addition to plankton, the sampler also extends its capability to bacteria-grade sampling.

The Vancouver Branch of IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society will host Cellula engineer, Don Clarke. He will discuss the challenges of meeting the stringent requirements for this system, including large sample quantity, size classification of samples, compactness, zero cross contamination and long deployment durations.

Cetor3000 – Development of a Subsea Biological Sampler

Date: March 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus Room SW01-2019
RSVP:  IEEE Website

Cetor3000 Plankton Sampler Delivery and Testing

Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully delivered the Cetor3000 Plankton Sampler to the University of Delaware.

The Cetor3000 was developed in partnership with CSHEL at the University of Delaware. It can be deployed in oceans and lakes to collect and preserve up to 600 independently sealed samples (plankton, geochemical tracers, or suspended sediments).

Testing has begun and initial results have been presented at Ocean Sciences 2016. Dr. Art Trembanis has scheduled preliminary sea trials for March, 2016.

Cellula at Ocean Science Meeting – Booth 402

Cellula Robotics will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Ocean Science Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-26.

Engineers Jacqueline Nichols and Don Clarke will be on hand to display the new Cetor3000 Plankton Sampler. You can find them at booth 402.

Cosponsored by AGU, ASLO, and TOS, the Ocean Sciences Meeting will consist of a diverse program covering topics in all areas of the ocean sciences discipline.

Modular Autonomous Biosampler

Cellula Robotics Ltd. has been awarded a contract by the University of Delaware to design and build a unique ROV mounted deep water Modular Autonomous Biosample (MAB).  The MAB supports three simultaneous pore size filters with each capable of taking over discrete 200 samples.  The MAB will be capable of capturing bacteria grade samples with no cross-contamination and provides long term preservation using ethanol, RNA and high-salt buffers.  Built in environmental sensors measure CDT, Dissolved Oxygen and Chlorophyll-A.  The controller allows user, event or timer triggered samples.

The design phase of this project is due to complete in May 2014 with the first prototype ready for sea trials towards the end of 2014.  Cellula is pleased to continue our relationship with the University of Delaware with the ongoing development of scientific plankton samplers.

This project is made possible through Principal Investigators Art Trembanis and Craig Cary, as well as the funding from the National Science Foundation (OCE-1235133).