Multi-component In Situ Chemical Analyzer for Cell Culture Processes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,791.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43GM072390-01A2
Award Id:
85668
Agency Tracking Number:
GM072390
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
POLESTAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC., 220 RESERVOIR ST, STE 32, NEEDHAM HEIGHTS, MA, 02494
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
809963895
Principal Investigator:
RONALD MICHEELS
(781) 449-2284
RON@POLESTARTECH.COM
Business Contact:
KAREN CARPENTER
() -
kcarpenter@polestartech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There is a need for an in-situ multiple component chemical analyzer to provide periodic measurement of key nutrients and products in mammalian cell culture processes which are conducted in a variety of reactor vessels i ncluding roller bottles, T-flasks, shake flasks, spinner bottles, disposable bag bioreactors, and stirred tank bioreactors. At present there is no available instrumentation for in situ monitoring of key nutrients and products in all these vessels during ce ll culture processes. There have only been initial reports of in situ multi-component analyzers for stirred tank bioreactors using an immersion probe. The new optically based in situ analyzer system would provide a means for simultaneously monitoring sever al key nutrients and products for cell culture processes conducted both in the small reactor vessels and in stirred tank bioreactors without removing any samples from the vessels. The new multi-component analyzer will find applications in both research and production scale cell culture processes used for producing valuable therapeutic and diagnostic products, including monoclonal antibodies, proteins, and enzymes. The multi- component analyzer would help increase the speed of process development and help op timize the process yields in these cell culture processes through improved process diagnostics and control.

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