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Bioreactors and Bioprocess Suite

Bioreactors | Bioprocess Design | Scale-up

Bioreactors and Bioprocess Suite


About the Platform 

VTT´s bioprocess engineering in connection with in-house bioinformatics, modelling and production host engineering offers unique possibilities to develop novel solutions.

We offer process development from strain improvement to pilot-scale production. Through our unique combination of competences in microbial physiology, advanced measurement technology and computational biology, we can help our customers develop their bioproduction processes to a totally new level.

Our services are highly valuable in the production of biochemicals, biofuels and enzymes, but also for diagnostic applications such as the production of antibodies. We also develop processes for the cosmetic and food industries and new biorefinery concepts for a variety of products from biomass.

In addition to conventional stirred-tank fermentation, we have the technology for phototrophic, electrobiosynthetic and gas fermentations. Our bioprocess facilities are equipped with more than 60 fermenters, ranging from less than 100 ml to 1,200 l working volume. Cultivation possibilities include traditional stirred-tank reactors but also high consistency processes, photobioreactors, electrobiosynthetic processes and gas fermentations. Our downstream processing equipment is scaled to the rapid processing of culture broths and enables optimisation of the complete process from start to finish. In addition to classical bioprocess measurements, we use state-of-the-art techniques to provide information on intracellular activity, e.g. transcriptomics, metabolomics and flux balance analysis.


VTT bioreactor and bioprocess suite (VTT-Bioreactors) is composed of 60 bioreactors for parallel strain evaluations

(0.2-2L), process optimization (2-20L) and process scale up (30-1200L). Different types of fermentations can be performed at VTT including batch, fed-batch and

continuous. In addition the suite is equipped with over 30 on-line/at-line/off-line analytical instruments and has a large selection of biomass separation and product purification systems.

Units of access: 1 month

  • Quantity offered: 2
  • Total offered: 2 months
  • Type of access: on-site



The technological Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is an impartial multidisciplinary expert organisation. VTT produces research, development, testing and information services to public sector and companies as well as international organisations. VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services. VTT has an automated high throughput platform for strain and enzyme screening. In addition, VTT has extensive pilot facilities related to biomass treatment, chemistry, biotechnical production. Collectively, these technologies are used to establish bioprocesses from strain design, engineering and process upscaling.