Automated fermentation and cell
culture made easy
At Pharyx, we are developing systems to automate the study of microorganisms for basic research and bioprocess characterization and optimization.
Cell culture is a labor intensive task plagued by inconsistency due to variations in instrumentation and experimental protocols. At Pharyx, we are developing systems to miniaturize and automate even the most complicated cell culture processes in an effort to standardize and simplify cell culture, eliminating variability between experiments and across scales. Through microfluidics and integration, large scale bioreactors can be miniaturized to the milliliter scale, enabling parallelization in addition to automated control.
Such integration enables experiments which would otherwise seem intractable such as continuous culture in parallel or sequential batch culture through automated serial dilution. Applications include: