Bioreactors have always been specified on the basis of performance and quality, but increasingly the emphasis is shifting to capabilities that provide process understanding to support quality by design. Thus, increased demand for new sensors or measurement systems, adaptive software environments, design of experiment capability, and a renewed interest in glass and stainless reactors.
Each bioreactor sits at the center of a bioprocess “ecosystem” where flexibility, particularly with respect to sensor technology, is highly desirable. These factors continue to make glass and stainless steel bioreactors the process vessels of choice for many nonmammalian cells and organisms, and for several key industries. Read more