Sartorius Stedim Biotech has introduced the ambr 250 modular benchtop mini bioreactor system for parallel fermentation or cell culture.
The system combines a single-use bioreactor vessel and expandable system design with 2, 4, 6 or 8 single-use bioreactors for a working volume range of 100 to 250 mL.
The mini bioreactors, based on the same stirred tank bioreactors in the ambr 250 high throughput system, contain impellers suitable for fermentation or cell culture and show excellent scale up to larger bioreactors. They are fully integrated with liquid reservoirs and syringe pumps, allowing rapid experimental set up and turn around.
A bioreactor and all the required accessories can be connected in just a couple of minutes through three easy steps. Once installed, it has all the required process services for parameter control, including pH, DO, temperature or agitation.
Additionally, feeds can be delivered with high accuracy from the reagent reservoirs via the syringe pumps into the bioreactor. One control unit is capable of controlling up to eight bioreactor stations independently via an easy to use touch screen user interface.
Mwai Ngibuini, product manager at Sartorius, says: “Our new ambr 250 modular provides an excellent single-use platform, which enables rapid process development and optimisation for scale-up to larger bioreactors such as BIOSTAT pilot and manufacturing scale bioreactors.
"Utilising this single-use workflow, will allow bioprocess scientists to improve productivity in their scalable bioprocess development and reduce development time lines, ensuring production of industrial enzymes, biologics and vaccines is more cost-efficient.”
SSB will be holding two live webinars on Tuesday July 19, to introduce ambr 250 modular and present data on system performance and applications. Bioprocess scientists wishing to join the live webinar, or request a recording, are invited to register at: http://view6.workcast.net/register?cpak=9191870715355221