BioSpace.com

Biotech and Pharmaceutical
News & Jobs
Search the Site
 
   
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Browse Biotech Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  US Device
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

INVESTOR
Market Summary
News
IPOs

PROFILES
Company Profiles

START UPS
Companies
Events

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Biotech Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
eNewsletter Signup
Miles
Km80.5

   

ExcellGene First Company To Offer Contract Manufacturing In 250 Liter Orbshake Bioreactor


5/19/2009 10:15:08 AM

Monthey, 19. Mai 2009 / b3c newswire / – ExcellGene SA, a leading provider of contract manufacturing to the biopharmaceutical industry, expands its product offering with the introduction of the 250 Liter OrbShake bioreactor. OrbShake bioreactors rely on orbital shaking principles for mixing compared to stirring or wave-like movements in order to achieve a superior oxygen transfer while minimizing shear forces. The OrbShake bioreactors were developed jointly with Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) and Adolf Kühner AG.

ExcellGene SA will be the first company to offer to its clients production of recombinant proteins at the 50L to 200L scale in OrbShake bioreactors. The combination of orbital shaking with disposable technology will allow the fast and highly economical production of gram quantities of protein for pre-clinical testing and Phase I studies under cGMP and non-cGMP conditions.

Prof. Dr. Wurm, founder and CSO of ExcellGene SA comments: “ExcellGene has always been at the forefront of innovation – be it our TubeSpin system for high-throughput process development or our transient gene expression technology platform with yields well above 1 gram per liter. With the introduction of our latest innovation, the 250L OrbShake bioreactor, we will be able to offer to our clients gram to 10s of gram quantities of recombinant proteins at unparalleled speed, quality and low cost. Orbital shaking allows for high yields and short timelines as it offers optimal growth and production conditions for mammalian cell lines. In combination with the cost, quality and time advantage of disposable technology, our platform provides a highly valuable alternative to conventional, stirred-tank bioreactors.”

Link to the news release:

http://www.b3cnewswire.com/popup.php?id=153

About ExcellGene SA

Founded barely 7 years ago, ExcellGene SA, privately owned, is already a leading process science company in the pharmaceutical biotechnology sector. ExcellGene discovers and develops innovative technologies for the production of recombinant proteins from mammalian cells in bioreactors. As a service company, ExcellGene generates entire upstream cell culture processes for its customers, from DNA to scalable manufacturing under cGMP. Additionally, the company provides protein production services, based both on stable cell lines and on large-scale transient gene expression. The company is located in Monthey, Switzerland. For additional information, please visit http://www.excellgene.com or contact us directly at bd@excellgene.com.

About Kuehner AG

Kühner AG, Birsfelden (Basel), Switzerland has been designing and manufacturing shakers since 1949. Known worldwide for our quality and reliability, our range spans from the small table top shakers / incubator shakers to the very large 6-tray pilot shaker. We sell them through a worldwide network of dedicated distributors. Cooperation with well-known universities / polytechnical schools and our own application-driven development department is the key to our innovation. We organize advanced training, conferences and individual consultancy for our customers in the application of shaken bioreactors thus complementing the Kühner range of services. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.kuhner.com.

About Sartorius-Stedim Biotech

Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a leading provider of cutting-edge equipment and services for the development, quality assurance and production processes of the biopharmaceutical industry. Its integrated solutions covering fermentation, filtration, purification, fluid management and lab technologies are supporting the biopharmaceutical industry around the world to develop and produce drugs safely, timely and economically. For next generation processes, Sartorius Stedim Biotech focuses on single-use technologies and value-added services to meet the rapidly changing technology requirements of the industry it serves. Strongly rooted in the scientific community and closely allied with customers and technology partners, the company is dedicated to its philosophy of “turning science into solutions” on a daily basis. For additional information, please visit http:// www.sartorius.com.com.

Read at BioSpace.com

   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES