YSI Biochemistry Analysers praised by bioprocessing companies
3 Jan 2017
YSI Life Science have put together responses from users of their biochemical analysis instruments, who are working in the USA bioprocessing industries, to help illustrate the benefits these companies find when using their proprietary immobilised enzyme electrode technology.
Bioprocessing is an important, relatively modern, industry that encompasses biopharmaceuticals, biofuels and industrial biotechnology. It is an activity where YSI Life Science’s proprietary immobilised enzyme electrode technology can have dramatic benefits.
In order to assist potential customers new to bioprocessing or those not yet familiar with YSI’s unique biosensor technology, YSI have assembled comments from their USA purchasers to highlight the benefits they have found. Chief amongst them is the reliability, accuracy, speed, low maintenance, minimal sample preparation and economic running costs of YSI analysers.
One Biotech company that needs to monitor glucose during the production of an enzyme used in cheese making commented on the YSI analyser’s accuracy and its ease of use, which allowed them to optimise production.
Glucose, as a common nutrient for mammalian, bacterial and fungal cell culturing, is frequently monitored. The equipment can also be used to monitor the level of potentially harmful by-products, e.g. lactate and ammonium and residual ethanol, for example, during cellulosic ethanol research and production.
The low cost of each YSI analyser test was particularly important for one contract laboratory who needed to carry out hundreds of tests on a single fermentation and were likely to be investigating up to five fermentations at any one time. They also appreciated the simplicity of use and – as they employ a lot of students - the robustness of the equipment.
Another Biotech company, active in the field of anti-infective medicine and cell culture, also appreciated the speed of operation as their previous enzyme kit took 30 minutes per sample compared with the 60 seconds required for their YSI analyser. Not only were they able to maximise cell growth during fermentation but the YSI instrument gave them the flexibility to increase automation using a computer.
Judging by the comments of their customers, YSI have made a real impact in the field of bioprocessing, an impact they are duplicating in areas such as medicine and the food and beverage industries too.