Our FerMac vessels are available in various sizes, including options for both cell culture and microbial culture systems.
FerMac autoclavable bioreactors 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, and can utilise the Hamilton intelligent optical sensor systems.
The high-quality stainless-steel top plates are mirror polished on the top and side; the undersides (and all other product-contact components) are electropolished to facilitate cleaning and minimise any traps for contaminants.
Our standard headplates utilise three port sizes; one being specifically for the driveshaft, and the other two accept all standard electrodes and other fittings (sample pipes, inoculation septum ports, 3-way inlets etc).
Unlike some competitor vessels, the special port design does not have threads running through the full thickness of the top plate – this means that there are no crevices to catch contaminants and make effective cleaning difficult.
Each port has O-ring sealing to maintain sterility – changing these O-rings is easy only takes seconds.
As well as our standard bioreactors, we offer alternative materials for specialist applications. The need for this may include where exposing the process to steel can be detrimental to the organisms, or the conditions in which they are grown (such as high temperature and high salinity) may degrade any steel parts.
Our bioreactor components can be made from specialist alloys, glass or PEEK as required. We can also manufacture such bioreactors and components for use with other manufacturer’s control systems; details on request.
Single-use bioreactors have rapidly increased in popularity over recent years. The advantages offered to the manufacturing environment are well known.
Electrolab has an established relationship with the disposables manufacturer CerCell, but we recognise you may already have a preferred supplier.
We have motor adapters available enabling the majority of rigid single-use bioreactors to be used with our control systems; giving you the ultimate flexibility of using autoclavable bioreactors when developing processes or for routine production, then switching to compatible single-use bioreactors when the need arises.