PROPHYTA has developed a unique solid-state fermentation technology for contract production and bioprocess development of filamentous fungi. Using this technology, large quantities of fungal biomass can be produced under axenic conditions.
The patented technology even enables the production of slow growing fungi, as the principle of the construction does not allow any contamination.
The fermenters can be produced in any size.
Alternatively to commissioned production PROPHYTA offers licenses for its technology, which enables third parties to purchase and use the technology.
The research fermenter PROPHYTA®-L
A novelty in the production line of PROPHYTA is the research fermenter PROPHYTA®-L.
The PROPHYTA®-L, a full equipped mobile fermentation system for research purposes, can be purchased from PROPHYTA. The research fermenter PROPHYTA®-L increases the potential of research projects in many respects. The necessary peripheral equipment is integrated the automatic system, including computer controlled
• temperature management
• O2 / CO2 control management
• humidity control management
As the principle of the PROPHYTA®-L and the production fermenter is the same, a scale up of an optimised bioprocess is always possible.
Operation of the PROPHYTA®-L
The research fermenter is provided as a complete fermentation system. The only requirements for running the PROPHYTA®-L are an oil-free and dry compressed air supply, electricity and a way of sterilising the fermenter. A vacuum drawing autoclave is recommended but not a necessity.
|High emphasis has been put on easy handling. The complex system and its peripheral equipment fit on a small mobile desk and can easily be moved from one place to another. The computer controlled management of the system is easy to operate. The PROPHYTA®-L provides high flexibility for any laboratory scale operations.|
|Temperature and amounts of O2 and CO2 can be controlled with a simple mouse click on the screen.|
The process of solid-state fermentation with the PROPHYTA®-L
The PROPHYTA®-L consists of trays in which natural solid materials like cereal grains serve as the main source of nutrients for the development of the fungi. The trays filled with the solid material are stacked and the fermenter is closed.
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