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'Using Microbioreactors to Mimic Perfusion Culture''
TAP Biosystems and Irvine Scientific

New Technical Notes:

“Implementation of a small-scale model for perfusion cell culture"

“Experiments using attachment-dependent cells on microcarriers performed in the ambr microbioreactor system"

“Automated transient transfection using the Expi293™ expression system”


ambr - system overview
ambr15™ mimics the characteristics of classical bioreactors at microscale (10-15ml), by using cost effective, disposable micro bioreactors, controlled by an automated workstation.
  ambr15 enables the rapid evaluation of multiple bioreactor cultures at microscale, increasing productivity in cell line development with significant savings on materials and labour.
  ambr15 is widely used by major Pharma and biologics companies, academic and research institutes as a reliable microscale model for a range of upstream processes.

Central to the system is the single-use ambr micro bioreactor – specifically designed to mimic the characteristics of a larger scale bioreactor.
  To learn more about the unique ambr micro bioreactor design, and to view key processes from load of media to sampling - take an interactive tour.
  ambr micro bioreactor 'Interactive Tour'


The ambr15 workstation controls 24 or 48 disposable bioreactors, offering parallel processing and evaluation of multiple experiments in an automated benchtop system.
  • Closed loop control of pH and DO with independent control of O2 and CO2 for each vessel
  • Automated liquid handling for reactor set-up, feeds, base addition and sampling
  • Easy installation into laminar flow hood allowing aseptic operation
  • Optional integrated Vi-CELL® cell viability analysis
  • A better tool for cell line selection and development - closely mimics the conditions of larger scale bioreactors
  • Simplified adoption of Quality by Design (QbD) principles for cell culture development
  • Significant reduction in cost per experiment
  • More experiments with less operator time for set up and clean down
  • cell line selection
  • process optimisation
  • media development
  • media feed strategies
  • QbD and DoE studies
  • Transient Transfection
  For more information, request a copy of the ambr15 bibliography
  For more information on ambr15:
  Get more detail on the system's key applications:
process development & scale up and cell line selection & development
  To discuss your requirements please contact the TAP team
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