The Bio-Industrial Pilot Plant at the Department of Biotechnology is a multi-purpose plant
for fermentation and downstream processing of biomolecules under GMP-like conditions.
The plant is intended for research and development of a wide range of biotechnological processes.
The plant is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for up- and downstream processing
at a scale of 30 - 1600 L including:
Ultra- and diafiltration
Microbial fermentation (bacteria, yeast, fungi …)
30, 200 L scale (working volume) stirred tank bioreactors
Fully automated with a Siemens PCS7 process control system and Simatic® Batch
Animal cell fermentation (CHO, hybridoma, insect cells, …)
70 L scale stirred tank bioreactor (fully automated)
500 L airlift bioreactor and 1600 L scale stirred tank bioreactor (basic automation)
Vessels and sterile filtration unit for media preparation, harvest, and storage