This version of the FerMac 320 has a vessel specifically designed for microbial culture and features a flat bottom.
The flat-blade turbine impellers, combined with the baffles, help create vigorous mixing, ensuring adequate gas transfer for even the most oxygen-demanding processes.
The introduction of gases into the vessel is neatly and efficiently achieved by the separate gas flow service plate. This provides automated control of Air into the bioreactor. For particularly demanding applications, O2-enriched air can supplement the Air flow, and other gas control can be added where your process demands. Each of these gases has a dedicated flow meter (rotameter) with “easy change” flow tubes; allowing users to change flow rates to suit their application or for when changing bioreactor sizes.
Alternatively, mass flow controllers are available.
Gas can be sparged through the media, into the head space, or both. Different sparge designs are available, including a version which accept different tip types.
FerMac autoclavable bioreactors for the 320 are available in 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10 and 15 litre working volumes (18L for cell culture) and feature our easy coupling drive shaft design - enabling replacement in seconds and minimising down-time. Single-use rigid bioreactors are available in volumes up to 15L.