Bioprocessing relies on living cells or their components to create pharmaceutical, biofuel, or nutrition products. Whether bacterial, fungal, plant, or mammalian, cells used for these processes need unique conditions for optimal growth and product formation.

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.
Download this original eBook from Eppendorf to learn more about: 
  • The challenges of bioprocessing
  • How bioreactors and fermentors alleviate those challenges
  • The basic components of a bioreactor
  • How bioreactors monitor and control cell growth