Customisation of technology is ever closer to significantly accelerating and improving bioprocessing workflows. To induce some constructive debate, organisers from IRNAS have invited some of the top experts in related fields to share their experience. One of them was RealSense1 coordinator and RealSense2 co-coordinator Dr Ivana Gadjanski from the BioSense Institute. In this debate, she described what are we working on in the cellular agriculture field through two GFI-founded projects.
Participation of Dr Ivana Gadjanski from the BioSense Institute at the Serbian TV show "Jutarnji program", where she talked about the role of 3D printing in food production, cellular agriculture & sensors for cultivated meat production. (Video on Serbian only).
Can sensors reduce costs associated with cultivated meat?
Cell culture medium is the most significant cost driver for cultivated meat production. Optimizing bioreactors’ design and instrumentation, through additional monitoring features via sensors can help in decreasing these costs, and achieving maximum cell production capacity per unit medium volume.
In Realsense1 (RS1) project, we focus on developing and testing novel low-cost sensors in the lab-on-a-chip environment i.e. microfluidic bioreactors, which enable significant reduction in time and cost of bioprocessing development due to the high degree of control over process variables through controlled fluid behavior characterized by the laminar flow, diffusion mixing and rapid energy dissipation. In the follow-up Realsense 2 project, we use mathematical modeling and computational fluid dynamics coupled to empirical data generated in RS1 to identify the most efficient configuration for integrating sensors into stirred-tank bioreactors. This video shows the participation of the RealSense team at Cellular agriculture Online Symposium 2020, where they discuss both projects, presents current results on microbioreactor design and fabrication and specifically developed sensors, as well as the next steps for further scale-up options.
Alternative Proteins & Cellular Agriculture - Coimbra Sustainability Summit 2020
On May 22, 2020, Dr Ivana Gadjanski Stanic participated at the Coimbra Sustainability Summit, where she spoke about Alternative Proteins & Cellular Agriculture.
At this Summit, she also presented aims of BioSense's two GFI - founded projects: RealSense 1 & Realsense 2.