Use of Orbital Shaken Disposable Bioreactors for Mammalian Cell Cultures from the Milliliter-Scale to the 1,000-Liter Scale
Driven by the commercial success of recombinant biopharmaceuticals, there is an increasing demand for novel mammalian cell culture bioreactor systems for the rapid production of biologicals that require mammalian protein processing. Recently, orbitally shaken bioreactors at scales from 50 mL to 1,000 L have been explored for the cultivation of mammalian cells and are considered to be attractive alternatives to conventional stirred-tank bioreactors because of increased flexibility and reduced costs. Adequate oxygen transfer capacity was maintained during the scale-up, and strategies to increase further oxygen transfer rates (OTR) were explored, while maintaining favorable mixing parameters and low-stress conditions for sensitive lipid membrane-enclosed cells. Investigations from process development to the engineering properties of shaken bioreactors are underway, but the feasibility of establishing a robust, standardized, and transferable technical platform for mammalian cell culture based on orbital shaking and disposable materials has been established with further optimizations and studies ongoing.
Keywords: Disposable bioreactor ; Mammalian cell culture ; Orbital shaking ; Oxygen transfer rate ; Scale-up ; Shaken bioreactor ; Liquid Mass-Transfer ; Transient Gene-Expression ; Integrated Oxygen Sensors ; Microtiter Plates ; Shaking Bioreactors ; Flasks ; Suspension ; Cultivation ; Protein ; Growth
Record created on 2009-07-15, modified on 2017-01-18