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Aachener Verfahrenstechnik - Biochemical Engineering


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Büchs

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The AVT.BioVT has three main research areas: characterization of shaken culture systems, fermentation technology and development of new methods for online process monitoring at all (bioreactor) scales.
Until recently, the handling of shaken bioreactors was primarily based on empirical research. The AVT.BioVT has contributed significantly to an increased understanding of the cultivation conditions in microtiter plates and shaken flasks. The acquired knowledge from process monitoring and bioreactor characterization is supposed to simplify the scale-up to the future production scale. The development and commercialization of several online monitoring tools for shake flasks and microtiter plates are main achievements of the AVT.BioVT.


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


Forckenbeckstraße 51

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Phone: +49 241 80 23569
Fax: +49 241 80 22270
Email: secretary.biovt@avt.rwth-aachen.de

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