Dundee-based firm Cellexus has ambitious plans after receiving a £320,000 grant from Innovate UK.
The life sciences company develops and manufactures bioreactors under the CellMaker brand.
The CellMaker is a single-use, airlift bioreactor created for microbial fermentation, bacteriophage amplification and mammalian cell structures.
The system is currently available in 8 litres or 50 litres. The grant will fund the development of a 100 litre bioreactor.
Chief executive of Cellexus Gavin Hands says: “We have been working with a number of organisations to test suitability of the CellMaker for production of stem cells".
“We discovered there is a real challenge of manufacturing at scale that needs a solution.
“This has created a bottleneck in important industries, such as regenerative medicine, drug screening and biomedical research.
“A massive thank you to Innovate UK, without whom we couldn’t consider embarking on such a large project at this time.”
Cellexus is also working with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and Abertay University.
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Cellexus sell the CellMaker range of unique airlift single use bioreactor for Phage and Cell and Gene Therapy.