Capabilities AUTHOR : FRANKLIN HOKE, p.17

With roots in such age-old processes as wine, beer, and soy sauce fermentation, cell-culture technology has been well explored. Especially in the decades following World War II, sophisticated culturing systems--called fermenters or bioreactors-- made their appearance in many laboratories. But advances in just the past few years, especially in the areas of sensors and computerized control, are expanding the efficiency and range of research applications of these systems even further, according to scientists and manufacturers.

The following companies are among those manufacturing and distributing bioreactor and fermenter systems or supporting software for these systems:

Applikon Inc.
1165 Chess Dr., Ste. G
Foster City, Calif. 94404
(415) 578-1396
Fax: (415) 578-8836

Astra Scientific International Inc.
6900 Koll Ctr. Pkwy.Suite 417
Pleasanton, Calif. 94566
(510) 426-6900
Fax: (510) 426-6990

B. Braun Biotech Inc.
999 Postal Rd.
Allentown, Pa. 18103
(800) 258-9000
Fax: (215) 266-9319


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