Biological product engineering relies on selecting the best performing microbial strain and finding optimal culture conditions. The screening for these strains and conditions requires a large number of experiments.
In order to speed up this screening process, small-scale devices with high-throughput are needed. Micro-Matrix is a such a platform that holds 24 micro-bioreactors with individual control of temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen, liquid and gas addition. The system is designed and tested to give similar performance as a standard 3 liter laboratory scale fermenter.