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E-Learning: Bioreactors Made Easy!


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The video instructions allow students and newcomers to fermentation to run laboratory experiments on their own. These instructions were compiled in co-operation with the University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, (Germany) and are now available from INFORS HT.

The Cultivation Video Guide takes the user through the bioprocess step-by-step through short video clips and numerous photographs and diagrams. The guide accompanies the user through the entire bioprocess from the preparation of the pre-culture and steps to get the bioreactor ready to the actual fermentation process.

The idea was conceived by Prof. Dr. Richard Biener, University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen (Germany), since bioreactors can be damaged easily if handled inappropriately. "The operation of a bioreactor requires comprehensive training," according to Dr. Biener. "The students are excited about the instructions since complex operating steps can be shown much more comprehensibly in a video sequence". The instructions make the students more confident in the operation of the bioreactor allowing them to work more on their own and independently in the laboratory.

Dr. Burkhard Feigel (Managing Director Infors GmbH), confirms: "Younger users especially get detailed instructions without any preliminary training which allows them to perform their tasks more easily and without external help. The advisers see the special benefit in the fact that students and pupils make fewer operating errors and there are fewer defects. Basically, the instructions are very well-tried and proven in educational settings and are a type of support that is welcomed by advanced users as well."

The Cultivation Video Guide for Minifors and Labfors bioreactors is now available from INFORS HT.

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