Biotechnology. a fermentation vat for the production of living organisms, as bacteria or yeast, used in industrial processes such as waste recycling or in the manufacture of drugs or other products.
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How to use bioreactor in a sentence
Greenhouses, if needed, are still far more economical than stainless steel bioreactors.Molecular Farming Means the Next Vaccine Could Be Edible and Grown in a Plant | Shelly Fan | August 17, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Using genetic engineering and synthetic biology, scientists can introduce brand new biochemical pathways into plant cells—or even whole plants—essentially turning them into single-use bioreactors.Molecular Farming Means the Next Vaccine Could Be Edible and Grown in a Plant | Shelly Fan | August 17, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Already, a scarcity of bioreactor bags for fermenting vaccine and specialized lipids needed for mRNA vaccines have been cited as bottlenecks.Drug companies dig in for global patent fight amid flow of billions in vaccine revenue | Christopher Rowland | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Facilities for doing this at scale have to be very, very clean so no other microorganisms can infect the bioreactors.Ramping up COVID-19 vaccine production is harder than it seems | Kat Eschner | February 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
In fact, you can make about 1 million doses in a bioreactor the size of a Coke bottle.A doctor on 9 things that could go wrong with the new vaccines | F. Perry Wilson | December 11, 2020 | Vox
Scientific definitions for bioreactor
An apparatus, such as a large fermentation chamber, for growing organisms such as bacteria or yeast under controlled conditions. Bioreactors are used in the biotechnological production of substances such as pharmaceuticals, antibodies, or vaccines, or for the bioconversion of organic waste.
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