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In this podcast and accompanying article, we interviewed Dr. Aline Zimmer, Head of R&D, Advanced Cell Culture Technologies at Merck about the importance of optimizing fed batch cell culture for successful biomanufacturing. Aline discussed how her team has developing new ... Continued
Chemically modified amino acids enable the evolution of fed-batch processes from multiple feeds to single feed strategies
Cell culture optimization is critical to good biomanufacturing. In particular fed-batch cultures require optimization of feed strategies to ensure that cultures are not becoming nutrient depleted, to extend the growth phase and increase product concentration. There are several growth factors, ... Continued
New chemical modification of L-Tyrosine and L-Cysteine increase solubility and stability and permit single feed strategies
A long-standing challenge in the use of amino acids as part of a feed strategy has been the insolubility of tyrosine and the oxidation of cysteine at neutral pH. This has required the use of alkaline feeds to allow solubility ... Continued
Introduction Introduction of oxygen to cell culture media via sparging is critical for efficient bioreactor operation. Since oxygen is sparingly soluble in culture media, efficient sparging methods are important to ensure cells have enough oxygen for growth and productivity. However, hydrodynamic ... Continued