Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
BioConferenceLive
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING
JIB

Agreement to Promote Development of Single-Use Biomass Sensors

By BiotechDaily International staff writers
Posted on 11 Mar 2013
A recently announced marketing and development agreement focuses on single-use biosensors that are used by the biopharmaceutical industry for obtaining in-line biomass measurements during cell cultivation and fermentation processes.

Sartorius Stedim Biothech (Aubagne, France), a leading provider of equipment and services for development, quality assurance, and production in the biopharmaceutical industry, will be cooperating with Aber Instruments (Aberystwyth, United Kingdom), a global leader in in-line biomass measurement technology. Biomass sensors are high-performance tools for modeling and optimizing biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing processes.

The agreement will give Sartorius exclusive global marketing and distribution rights to Aber's single-use sensor technology for the biopharmaceutical market. Sartorius will manufacture the biomass sensors under license, integrate these into its single-use bioreactors, and exclusively market these products in a dual-branding arrangement. New single-use sensors will be developed by both companies.

"Single-use sensors make our disposable bags even more intelligent," said Stefan Schlack, senior vice president of marketing at Sartorius Stedim Biothech. "They deliver real-time information about the progress of cell culture processes and help biopharmaceutical customers to understand their processes even better and further optimize them – a decisive competitive advantage."

Dr. John Carvell, sales and marketing director at Aber Instruments, said, "Based on Sartorius Stedim Biothech's global sales and distribution network, we can make our technology accessible to an even wider group of customers. Sartorius has in-depth expertise in single-use technology and is thoroughly versed in bioprocesses. Together with our profound knowledge of in-line biomass measurement, both companies stand to benefit from the joint development of new sensors.”

Related Links:

Sartorius Stedim Biothech
Aber Instruments




comments powered by Disqus

Channels

Genomics/Proteomics

view channel
Image: In the liver tissue of obese animals with type II diabetes, unhealthy, fat-filled cells are prolific (small white cells, panel A). After chronic treatment through FGF1 injections, the liver cells successfully lose fat and absorb sugar from the bloodstream (small purple cells, panel B) and more closely resemble cells of normal, non-diabetic animals (Photo courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies).

Fibroblast Growth Factor 1 Treatment Restores Glucose Control in Mouse Diabetes Model

A "vaccine" based on the metabolic regulator fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1) removed the insulin resistance that characterizes type II diabetes and restored the body's natural ability to manage its glucose... Read more

Drug Discovery

view channel
Image: Molecular rendering of the crystal structure of parkin (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Cinnamon Feeding Blocks Development of Parkinson's Disease in Mouse Model

A team of neurological researchers has identified a molecular mechanism by which cinnamon acts to protect neurons from damage caused by Parkinson's disease (PD) in a mouse model of the syndrome.... Read more

Therapeutics

view channel
Image: This type of electronic pacemaker could become obsolete if induction of biological pacemaker cells by gene therapy proves successful (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Gene Therapy Induces Functional Pacemaker Cells in Pig Heart Failure Model

Cardiovascular disease researchers working with a porcine heart failure model have demonstrated the practicality of using gene therapy to replace implanted electronic pacemakers to regulate heartbeat.... Read more

Business

view channel

Cancer Immunotherapy Sector Predicted to Surge to USD 9 Billion Across Major Pharma Through 2022

The immunotherapy market will experience substantial growth through 2022, increasing from USD 1.1 billion in 2012 to nearly USD 9 billion in 2022 (corresponding to 23.8% annual growth) in the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan, according to recent market research. This notable growth... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.