How Bioreactors Work & How We Save You Time & Money
No matter what your equipment needs might be, the Excedr lease program can procure virtually all equipment types and can accommodate any brand preferences your end-user might have. Drop us a line today and see how leasing can save you time and money on your bioreactor or photobioreactor.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Advantages of Excedr’s Fermentation Products Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
A bioreactor is a vessel in which a biological reaction or change takes place. It is most commonly used to cultivate mammalian cells, plant cells, bacteria, yeast, and more.
These devices are designed to simulate a natural biochemical setting for tissues or cell growth in microbial or cell cultures and are commonly used in upstream bioprocessing, fundamental research, and industrial processes. Growth and cultivation is accomplished by providing a biologically controlled environment where pH, temperature, oxygen levels, and moisture are all tunable, allowing researchers to create the optimal environment for specific cell culture.
Some of the most critical environmental conditions controlled include aeration, agitation, nutrient, and pH, as cells are susceptible to these conditions. For this reason, one of the most critical bioreactor functions is to provide dissolved oxygen to cells continuously (aeration).
These controlled environments can facilitate anaerobic or aerobic chemical processes involving organisms directly or biochemically active substances from such organisms.
Standalone bioreactors and systems can either be closed or open and are found in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. They are commonly used to manufacture pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and more.
Furthermore, the increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and antibody therapies has led to advanced process strategies that overcome traditional batch cultivation limitations and provide scientists with high cell density cultivation methods using modern bioreactors.
Models come in a range of sizes depending on their uses, from benchtop units to industrial-sized systems, as well as several operation types, including:
- Batch Reactor: This refers to a system that uses a tank equipped with an agitator and a temperature control system.
- Fed-Batch Culture: This involves adding substrates to the bioreactor while cultivation is occurring. Additionally, all products remain within the bioreactor. It is also referred to as semi-continuous.
- Continuous Reactor: A reactor where the enzymes or other reactants are added continuously, and the product comes out at a continuous rate. Also known as flow reactors, these models provide options for process intensification and high cell density production without negatively affecting the cell line.
Bioreactors and bioreactor systems are helpful outside of the life sciences, as well. They are employed in biomass production, making the production of organic material such as algae, animal cells, and single-cell proteins much more efficient. They can form metabolites like ethanol, pigments, and organic acids. And lastly, they are useful in biochemical engineering, specifically for tissue growth, proving themselves useful in the emerging field of 3D tissue engineering.
Bioreactor Types, Benefits, & Cost
Bioreactor cell culture system functionality depends on several factors. Below, we’ll cover some of these types and their benefits. Many of the models available today come with real-time integrated monitoring and advanced analytics that can enable automation.
Continuously Stirred-Tank (CSTR)
Bubble Column (BCR)
Single-Use vs. Multiple-Use
Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor Leases to Fit Every Need
If you’re interested in leasing a bioreactor or want to scale up your current system so that you can perform large-scale production, we can help. Additionally, our lease program can accommodate if you need to complete your bioprocessing workflow by acquiring a colony picker.
Contact us today at +1 888-927-3802 or fill out our contact form online and we can discuss in further detail your exact equipment needs.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.
Bioreactor Manufacturers & Models
Algaemaster 10 Control, 0020015196
ambr analysis module, ambr 15 cell culture, ambr 15 fermentation, ambr 250 throughput, ambr 250 throughput perfusion, ambr 250 modular, BIOSTAT A, BIOSTAT B, BIOSTAT B-DCU, BIOSTAT D-DCU, BIOSTAT Cplus, BIOSTAT STR & Flexsafe STR, BIOSTAT RM & Flexsafe RM, BIOSTAT RM TX & Flexsafe RM TX Bags, UniVessel SU, UniVessel Glass, ambr 250 modular, ambr 250 high throughput perfusion, ambr 250 high throughput, ambr 15 fermentation, ambr 15 cell culture, ambr 15, BIOSTAT D-DCU
ez2-Control bundle, AppliFlex ST, AppliFlex RB, Micro-Flask, micro-Matrix, Mini Bioreactors, MiniBio 250, MiniBio 500, MiniBio 1000, iCellis Nano, PALL iCELLis, CellReady, PADmini, HyPerforma SUF, HyPerforma SUB, RAMbio, Anaerobic Fermentation Monitor, PhotoBioreactors, PhotoBio,my-Control Bundle, CellReady bundle
DASbox Mini System, DASGIP Parallel Systems, BioFlo 320, BioFlo 120, New Brunswick BioFlo 510, New Brunswick CelliGen 510, New Brunswick BioFlo 610, New Brunswick BioFlo Pro, DASbox Mini, DASGIP Bioblock Spinner Vessel, DASGIP Bioblock Stirrer Vessel, DASGIP Benchtop for Cell Culture, DASGIP Benchtop for Microbiology, DASGIP PhotoBioreactor, BioFlo 120 Vessels, BioFlo 320 Vessels, BioBLU c Single-Use Vessels, BioBLU f Single-Use Vessels, BioBLU Single-Use Vessel Adaptor kit
Thermo Fisher Scientific:
HyPerforma 5:1 Single-Use, SUB00508100, SUB00508101, SUB00508102, SUB01008200, SUB01008201, SUB01008202, SUB02508300, SUB02508301, SUB02508302, SUB05008400, SUB05008401, 5:1 Single-Use, SUB10009009, SUB10009010, SUB20009009, SUB20009010
GE Health Life Sciences:
Xcellerex XDR-50 to 2000 Single Vessel, Xcellerex XDR-50 to 2000 Multi-Vessel, Xcellerex XDR-10 Bioreactor System Single Vessel, Xcellerex XDR-10 Bioreactor System Multi-Vessel, Xcellerex XDR-50 MO Fermentor System Rocking Bioreactors: ReadyToProcess Pump 25, Xuri Cell Expansion System W5, ReadyToProcess WAVE 25 Rocker, Xuri Cell Expansion System W25
Parr Instrument Company:
Series 4600 Pressure Vessel System, Series 4625 High Pressure Vessels, Series 4650 High Pressure/High Temperature Vessels, Series 4660 Pressure Vessel Systems, Series 4670 HP/HT Vessels, Series 4675 General Purpose Vessels, Series 4680 High Pressure/ High Temp. Vessels