RTS-8 Personal multi-channel bioreactor with non-invasive real time OD measurement

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RTS-8 is a personal bioreactor that utilizes patented Reverse-Spin® technology that applies non-invasive, mechanically driven, low energy consumption, innovative type of agitation where cell suspension is mixed by the single-use falcon bioreactor tube rotation around its axis with a change of direction of rotation motion resulting in highly efficient mixing and oxygenation for aerobic cultivation. Combined with a near-infrared optical system it is possible to register cell growth kinetics non-invasively in real time.

Parallel cultivation of 8 tube bioreactors enables to save time and resources for bioprocess optimization
Individually controlled bioreactor accelerates optimization process
Possibility to cultivate microaerophilic and obligate anaerobic microorganisms (not strict anaerobic conditions)
Reverse–Spin® mixing principle enables non-invasive biomass measurement in real time
Near-infrared optical system makes it possible to register cell growth kinetics
Free of charge software for storage, demonstration and analysis of data in real time
Compact design with low profile and small footprint for personal application
Individual temperature control for bioprocess applications
Active cooling for rapid temperature control, e.g. for temperature fluctuation experiments
Task profiling for process automatization
Cloud data storage to remotely monitor the process of cultivation while at home or using a mobile phone


Real–Time cell growth logging
3D graphical representation of OD or growth rate over time over unit
Pause option
Save/Load option
Report option: PDF and Excel
Remote monitoring option (requires internet connection)
Cycling/Profiling options
User manual calibration possibility for most cells


Fermentation real time growth kinetics
Clone candidate screening
Protein expression
Temperature stress and fluctuation experiments
Media screening and optimization
Growth characterization
Inhibition and toxicity tests
Strain quality control
Initial bioprocess optimization studies

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Light source

Measurement wavelength (λ)
850 ± 15 nm

Measurement range
0-100 OD600

E.coli factory calibration measurement range
0-50 OD600

S.cerevisiae factory calibration measurement range
0-75 OD600

Achievable user calibration measurement error (range 0.1-6 OD600)
± 0.3

Achievable user calibration measurement error (range 6-50 OD600)
≤ 5%

Achievable user calibration measurement error (range 50-75 OD600)
≤ 10%

Measurement periodicity per hour

Temperature setting range
+15°C … +60°C

Temperature control range
+15 °C below ambient … +60 °C

Temperature stability
±0.3 °C

Sample temperature accuracy (20°C – 37°C)
±1 °C

Tube sockets

Sample working volume range
3–50 ml

Speed control range
150–2700 rpm

Reverse spin time setting range 150-250 rpm
0 s

Reverse spin time setting range 250–300 rpm
2-60 s

Reverse spin time setting range 300–2700 rpm
0-60 s


Minimum PC requirements
Intel/AMD Processor, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10/11, USB 2.0 port

Dimensions (W×D×H)
350 × 690 × 300 mm

20 kg

Nominal operating voltage
AC 230 V, 50 Hz

Power consumption
3.15 A / 500 W

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