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[Development and application of perfusion culture producing seed cells in WAVE bioreactor].

Authors
  • Yang, Jianjun
  • Sui, Lili
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sheng wu gong cheng xue bao = Chinese journal of biotechnology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2012
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
358–367
Identifiers
PMID: 22712394
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In recent years, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) production vessel volume has reached more than 1 000 L in Chinese biopharms, and 10 000 L in foreign big biopharms, such as Lonza and Genetech. In general, there are some steps seed bioreactor for seed expansion, which decreases the efficiency of production process. In this work, a perfusion-based process was developed to drastically increase the split ratio during the scale-up of CHO cell cultures. Fed-batch cultures were inoculated with cells propagated in either batch or perfusion cultures that grown in disposable Cellbags using the WAVE Bioreactor system. The higher cell concentration of 2 x 10(7) cells/mL with 95% viability allowed to increase the split ratio to about 1:50-1:100 for inoculum propagated in perfusion culture. The method described here could reduce the number of required expansion steps and eliminate two or three bioreactors. Disposable perfusion bioreactor with only a few liters working volume have the potential to directly inoculate volumes of up to 1 000 liters. This would allow to shorten process time in these bioreactors, which often are the bottleneck in plant throughput.

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