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Rentschler Commissions New 2,000L Single-Use Bioreactor

Published 11 May 2015 | By Rentschler

Total single-use production capacity doubled.

Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH, a leading contract manufacturing and development organization (CDMO) for biopharmaceuticals, announced today that their new 2,000L single-use bioreactor has been put into operation.

The new bioreactor, built and commissioned in only six months, doubles Rentschler's single-use manufacturing capabilities. It seamlessly integrates in the existing manufacturing suites by supplementing two already existing 1,000L single-use bioreactors.

With this new bioreactor Rentschler joins the league of only a handful of companies having a 2,000L single-use bioreactor at their disposal, which is today's maximum working volume in single-use.

"The new bioreactor is already very well booked months before its commissioning which proves the high level of confidence customers have in our company," says Frank Ternes, Chief Business Officer at Rentschler. "With this new addition to our facility we strengthen our position in single-use biomanufacturing further and get closer to our goal to manufacture phase III clinical supplies and market supplies completely in single-use."

Rentschler has over five years' experience with single-use bioreactors and features a facility with a completely flexible space concept and movable equipment. Single-use equipment reduces contamination risks and manufacturing costs. It permits a faster product turnaround and a shortened setup time and hence increases the capacity utilization.

Rentschler is also experiencing a high demand for stainless steel manufacturing and will invest €24m to build a Twin system with two 3,000L stainless steel bioreactors.