Ingenza has acquired a high performance benchtop bioreactor system to enable faster development of new fermentation processes.
Rosling/UK — The Sartorius ambr 250 modular system combines automated operation and monitoring with small-scale, single-use fermentation vessels.
This compact instrument is designed to fit seamlessly into laboratory fermentation workflows, helping to accelerate development timelines.
Alison Arnold, Head of Fermentation Development at Ingenza, explained: “Investment in this modular technology will allow us to more quickly develop new fermentations in 100-250 ml vessels, without any loss of data, before scaling up to traditional five litre fermentations for further testing."
The company has already tested the system with a number of established in-house fermentation processes — including fed-batch, high cell density E. coli and Pichia fermentations — achieving very high cell densities and growth curves that correlate extremely well with our well-characterised five litre fermentations. The industrial biotechnology company states that new processes developed on the ambr 250 system can be successfully scaled up for production.