Bioreactors are vessels used to perform biological processes such as cell growth, enzyme production, biocatalysis, food production, drug development and production, stem cell proliferation, biological signal analysis, biosignal complexity analysis, and the production of high-value materials such as biofertilizers, probiotics, and enzymes. Bioreactors can be equipped with simple manual controls or more complex, fully automated PLC controls. Bioreactors are available in different scales such as laboratory, pilot, and industrial scales. Bioreactors are a fundamental element in the production of high-value materials in biological processes.
There are different types of bioreactors, including stirred tank bioreactors, airlift bioreactors, membrane bioreactors, and photobioreactors. Scale-up techniques are used to increase the size of the bioreactor from bench scale to pilot scale and then to industrial scale. Scale-up techniques include geometric similarity, fluid dynamic similarity, and mixing time similarity. The scale-up process is important to ensure that the bioreactor can handle the increased volume of material and maintain the same level of performance as the smaller-scale bioreactor. The scale-up process can also help to reduce production costs by increasing the efficiency of the bioreactor.
Bioreactors are essential tools for the production of high-value materials in biological processes. Bioreactors are available in different types and scales, and the scale-up process is important to ensure that the bioreactor can handle the increased volume of material and maintain the same level of performance as the smaller-scale bioreactor. Bioreactors are used in a wide range of applications, including the production of biofertilizers, probiotics, and enzymes. Understanding the basics of cell culture and the different types of bioreactors available is essential for anyone considering investing in a biotech production facility.