By William Dow, Bioprocess Sales Engineer and Ma Sha, Ph.D., Head of Bioprocess Application Labs, Eppendorf
Setting up your first bioprocessing space can be an intimidating task, especially if you have historically relied on traditional techniques for cell culture reactions, such as shake flasks. While easier to use and not reliant on other advanced equipment or technical knowledge, these methods do not provide the added benefits of a bioreactor, increased yield and detailed process characterization. The data derived from a bioreactor provides the upfront knowledge needed to design the most efficient workflow possible and, in some cases, allows up to a tenfold increase in cell density over traditional techniques based on the organism.
However, upgrading your space for bioprocessing requires answers to two critical questions:
- What factors do you need to think about before making an investment?
- How can the equipment provider you choose ease the burden of selecting the right equipment?