Cell and Cell Products

Since its inception in 1951, the fermentation facility's goal has been to provide affordable fermentation services to a highly diverse client base. Completely renovated in 2011 the fermentation facility, which meets BL2-LS containment requirements, is comprised of four contiguous operation units:

  • Material Preparation Laboratory
  • Fermentation In-Process
  • Computer Control
  • Product Recovery Room

Bio-reactor working capacities range from 10 to 800 liters. All systems are computer controlled with algorithm-based cascade-capable PID programming.

 

In the recovery room, downstream processing includes:

  • Centrifugation
  • Filtration
  • Micro and Ultra-filtration
  • Cell Disruption

With the advantage of having the world's pharmaceutical industry in its backyard, a productive climate of industrial liaison has been the historical legacy of the facility. Many former facility students and graduates hold positions within the industry.

 

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