The Perfusion Revolution

Article contributed by Brittni Peterson, PhD, and Emily Wozniak, PhD
Adopting new technologies is a challenge in heavily regulated environments, as innovation is often stymied in favor of safer, established technologies. This is especially true of the biomanufacturing industry. Mainstream bioreactors have been improved only incrementally since the original fermenters that produced ingredients like citric acid in the 1920s (Pictured, left) or yeast in the 1930s and 40s (de Becze and Leibmann, 1944).
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