Bioreactors and Fermenters from 100 mL up to 2,000 L.

Advanced Materials & Processing

Advanced Materials & Processing

A global multidisciplinary Sartorius team of polymer chemists, material scientists, biochemists, engineers, and IT specialists tackles a broad range of topics to identify dynamic innovations for next-generation technologies and application fields for life sciences and biopharma. Our goal is to create concepts for personalized plug-and-play approaches for any molecule or modality, enabling right-first-time process development with predicted manufacturing ability using simplified lower-cost solutions. New technologies and approaches are evaluated and researched for feasibility and that will ultimately transition into the biopharma domain.


“Working together to tackle the tough challenges of today, is an exciting opportunity to influence the industry towards, expanding patient global access to the novel biological modalities of tomorrow.”

David Pollard, Head of Advanced Materials & Processing


Open Collaboration Spaces

A key focus is partnering with external collaborators, including academic institutions, pharma companies, start-ups, and technology providers. Examples of research areas comprise creating closed bioprocessing concepts via the use of novel plastics and additive manufacturing that will enable the seamless aseptic transfer from vial to production. We are creating new bioprocessing concepts of intensified and integrated approaches to enable smaller footprint, flexible and lower-cost bioprocessing. The concepts are designed with a plug-and-play toolbox to provide flexibility for multiple modalities such as mAbs and cell/gene therapies. 

Robustness and efficiency will be improved through the application of advanced control strategies and sensorics for autonomous operations, including product attribute control and real-time release. Research & Development (R&D) throughput will be enhanced by the research of miniaturization tools to generate large data sets to support prediction and simulation models. These new concepts are designed with sustainable approaches to supporting the plastics circular economy, including chemical recycling concepts and research towards biosourced/biodegradable plastics. Our workflow concepts for the digitalization of R&D through to production include approaches for the ease of equipment connectivity, unified data handling, tools to ease advanced human interaction and assisted decision-making workflows.

Innovation Fields

Miniaturization

Miniaturized bioprocessing tools to advance biopharmaceutical production

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Sensorics for Bioprocessing

Integrating sensors and Process Analytic Tools (PATs) with bioprocessing

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Advanced Control Strategies

Improved control of bioprocesses by various feedback strategies

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Prediction & Simulation

The ability to model bioprocesses that predict manufacturing performance, should dramatically improve the efficiency of R&D.

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New Bioprocessing Concepts

The industry is driving towards intensified manufacturing solutions to provide a sustainable, smaller and more cost efficient footprint.

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Digitizing Labs and Workflows of the Future

Innovations in hardware and software technology provide tremendous potential for the life sciences and biotech/biopharma industry.

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Novel Materials and Plastics

Research in new materials and polymers have created an emerging class of “Intelligent or “SMART” polymers, enabling new applications.

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Additive Manufacturing

Revolutionizing the world of prototyping and manufacturing

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Plastic Sustainability

Although health care single-use represents less than two percent of plastic produced yearly, we seize all opportunities offered by the New...

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