When cultivating cells and microbes in flasks or plates for large-scale
production, scientists often need to combine material from multiple culture vessels. This creates a substantial manual work load and may be a source for variability. Alternatively, they may use bioreactors and fermentors, which simplify the process of increasing biomass and product formation, boost efficiency while lowering costs, and help generate reproducible results.
- The challenges of bioprocessing
- How bioreactors and fermentors alleviate those challenges
- The basic components of a bioreactor
- How bioreactors monitor and control cell growth