Vaccines, antibodies, gene therapies: All these molecules are based on highly complex processes that make their production extremely difficult and costly. The focus of the Bioprocess Technology Laboratory is to develop and optimize such processes.
The scope ranges from process development, piloting to automation. Important steps of the production are thoroughly analyzed and scientifically assessed in detail. Advanced process controls in upstream and downstream processing are used to increase the automation level and to optimize or even redesign processes. This helps research groups that want to produce proteins to solve specific scientific problems as well as companies that want to bring a biomolecule to market. In this way, it is possible to determine how to run a process in order to achieve a desired yield and quality. Digitization and detailed data analyses play a crucial role in this workflow.