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bioreactor

[′bī·ō·rē‚ak·tər]
(biochemistry)
A vessel that is used for the fermentation and production of living organisms, such as bacteria or yeast.
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Bioreactors comprising cellexis technology per se reduce the need for investment in production technology, since they are associated with significantly lower hardware and infrastructure costs.
In 2009, the company licensed the bioreactor technology underlying the world's first human transplant of a regenerated bronchus.
To make a bioreactor that mimics the porous environment of real bone marrow, Wu's group packed a small plastic shell with several milliliters of spongy material such as animal collagen, a protein abundant in marrow.
The article titled, "Novel Uses for Hollow-Fiber Bioreactors: Modular and Scalable Manufacturing Platform Has Application in Influenza Virus Production" (GEN; Volume 31; Number 12; June 15, 2011; Pages 42-44), reports on multiple key fundamental advantages not found in other bioreactor systems currently used for virus production.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has introduced the new ambr 15 fermentation system, an automated micro bioreactor designed to enhance microbial strain screening with capabilities supporting fed-batch microbial cultures.
Each site currently operates 1000L single-use bioreactors with 250L to 1,000L operating volumes, with an additional 200L single-use bioreactor in the UK, and a 2000L stainless steel train in RTP, which has been in place for a number of years manufacturing a range of products.
The 2-D multiplate design of the Xpansion bioreactors offers the same cell environment as standard multitray technology, but adds the benefit of a closed system for increased protection from potential contamination.
Though industrial systems can harvest such fermentation products from fungi grown in bioreactors, the strand-like structure of Pythium and other filamentous fungi precluded their efficient use in such reactors.
Launch of a complete line of larger, fully scalable bioreactors through commercial scale production size will follow over the next several months.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries bioreactor project leader Ian Layden said bioreactors are trenches filled with solid carbon woodchips and work by intercepting groundwater stopping the nitrates entering the reef.
The BIOSTAT STR bioreactors are equipped with an improved stainless steel bag holder designed for user-friendly installation of the single-use Flexsafe STR bag.
The instruments are segmented into cell expansion supporting instruments, bioreactors and automatic cell expansion systems.