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An Innovative Design for Single-use Bioreactors

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For many years cylindrical stainless steel tanks have been used in biopharmaceutical production.

The primary reason for the cylindrical shape was that it provided the mechanical stability required for high-pressure steam sterilization.

As single-use bioreactor vessels were developed, they adopted the same cylindrical shape as their stainless steel counterparts.

Pall recently traded the traditional geometry for the cube shape Allegro STR single-use bioreactors.

Their innovative cube shape offers unique features not possible in a cylindrical design.

This technical publication discusses the many advantages of a square bioreactor compared with the traditional cylindrical design.