- Cooperations with Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) and Adolf Kühner AG
- Prototype of orbital shake bioreactor presented at ACHEMA 2009
Monthey, 19. Mai 2009 / b3c newswire / – ExcellGene SA, a leading provider of contract manufacturing to the biopharmaceutical industry, expands its product offering with the introduction of the 250 Liter OrbShake bioreactor. OrbShake bioreactors rely on orbital shaking principles for mixing compared to stirring or wave-like movements in order to achieve a superior oxygen transfer while minimizing shear forces. The OrbShake bioreactors were developed jointly with Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) and Adolf Kühner AG.
ExcellGene SA will be the first company to offer to its clients production of recombinant proteins at the 50L to 200L scale in OrbShake bioreactors. The combination of orbital shaking with disposable technology will allow the fast and highly economical production of gram quantities of protein for pre-clinical testing and Phase I studies under cGMP and non-cGMP conditions.
Prof. Dr. Wurm, founder and CSO of ExcellGene SA comments: “ExcellGene has always been at the forefront of innovation – be it our TubeSpin system for high-throughput process development or our transient gene expression technology platform with yields well above 1 gram per liter. With the introduction of our latest innovation, the 250L OrbShake bioreactor, we will be able to offer to our clients gram to 10s of gram quantities of recombinant proteins at unparalleled speed, quality and low cost. Orbital shaking allows for high yields and short timelines as it offers optimal growth and production conditions for mamma