tank bioreactor


tank bioreactor
A fermentation vessel designed to grow large scale quantities of a micro-organism (bacteria, yeast or fungi). Most tank bioreactors are designed to be stirred mechanically, since this allows effective distribution throughout the culture of gas and nutrients. Alternative bioreactors use fibre or membrane surfaces to immobilize the cultured cells.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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