bioreactors by applications
Microbial fermentation refers to the process by which different substrates are converted by a variety of microorganisms under anaerobic or aerobic conditions to desired products, for the the pharma, industrial, food or agricultural spaces.
These processes are carried out by a vast group of microorganisms, including bacteria, yeast and microalgae among others. Although these are very diverse in their physiology and metabolism, they all share some needs that can be solved by a common bioreactor technology. Moreover, special needs for each strain and application can be solved by the vast number of additional
BIONET solves this through the design of flexible and expandable bioreactors, that share a core part but that can integrate further special functionalities in the form of external Plug&Play modules any time.
The high demand for oxygen by many microorganisms is the cause of the long geometry of the bioreactor vessels. With a vessel aspect ratio (H:D) close between 1.6:1 and 2:1 at the working volume, this gives the gas bubbles a longer residence time in the liquid to enhance the oxygen transfer.
This is maintained across the entire Bionet’s laboratory, pilot and industrial bioreactors, which improves the performance of scale-up activities.