Cost-Effective Engineering of a Small-Scale Bioreactor
Biotechnology and BioEngineering
Dissolved oxygen, dissolved oxygen monitoring, CHO cells, Bioreactor, Microcarriers
Several methods exist for increasing the scale of cell culture in the laboratory. While these methods provide significant increases in biomass, they are often prohibitively expensive for many laboratories. We have engineered a small-scale bioreactor with a novel means of introducing oxygen through the catalytic breakdown of hydrogen peroxide using a manganese oxide catalyst. We have also adapted and modified an existing assay for dissolved oxygen to be compatible with culture conditions. In this system we have been able to culture CHO cells at densities of up to 107 cells/mL without the use of automated feedback systems.
Tansey, John and Bartholomew, Sadie R., "Cost-Effective Engineering of a Small-Scale Bioreactor" (2007). Chemistry Faculty Scholarship. Paper 2.
Published online 18 August 2006 in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/bit.21118