Bioprocess Lab

An exclusive R&D platform of industrial bioprocess supported by BIRAC, GoI with an objective to support R&D entrepreneurial activities in the eastern and north-eastern region of India.

Overview

The bioprocess facility provides a complete setup for protein production in lab scale, optimization of recombinant organism with bioreactor by using different technique, yield optimization and develop high cell density culture technique for different organisms to get maximum yield.

We provide services and also conduct several workshops, student training program to provide hands-on experience on industrial bioprocess systems.

Facilities available

  • Upstream bioprocessing
  • Downstream bioprocessing

Upstream bioprocessing

The upstream part of a bioprocess refers to the first step in which microbes/cells are grown, (e.g. bacterial or yeast) in a bioreactor. Upstream processing involves all the steps related to inoculum development, media development, optimization of growth kinetics so that product development can improve tremendously. Our facility provides process & product development facility, where we can do a high cell density culture. When the microbial culture reaches the desired density (for batch and fed-batch cultures) they are harvested and moved to the downstream section of the bioprocess.

  • Shaker Incubator – New BrunswickTM Innova® 42R

Biological shaker-incubator is essential to ensure the cell growth and proliferation continues under stable, predictable environmental conditions. We have the Innova 42R (refrigerated model) which provides temperature control from 4°C to 80° & shaking speed range 25 rpm – 400 rpm.

 

  • Biosafety Cabinet – Nu-Air Class-ll

NuAire Class II, Type BSL-A2 Biological Safety Cabinets offer personnel, product, and environmental protection to obtain optimum control over product quality while reducing the potential for exposure of both product and personnel to airborne biological or particulate chemical agents in low to moderate risk-hazard research and drug preparation or product operations.

 

  • Bioreactor-Eppendorf BioFlo® 115

New Brunswick Scientific's BioFlo/CelliGen 115 is an exceptionally capable benchtop fermentor/bioreactor. We have 7.5 & 14 Liter capacities, this system has been designed to provide the versatility to grow virtually any cell type: aerobic or anaerobic; microbes, yeast, insect, plant and mammalian cells. This is the heart of any bioprocess industry.

By using bioreactor we can do batch & fed-batch (High cell density) culture.

 

  • Ultra Centrifuge-SIGMA 6-16KS

The sigma 6-16ks is universal high speeds centrifuge with fixed-angle rotors, gentle acceleration with swing-out rotors, and an extensive range of accessories and rotors enable a wide variety of application areas. Our facility can provide the centrifuge capacity up to 3L of culture media at one batch.

Downstream bioprocessing

The downstream part of a bioprocess refers to the part where the cell mass from the upstream are processed to meet purity and quality requirements. Downstream processing is usually divided into two main sections: cell disruption and a purification section.

  • Ultra-Sonication –Sonics® VC-750

We have probe ultrasonicator –VC-120 & VC-750 with various probes which provide ultrasonic Processors to safely process a wide range of organic and inorganic materials, from 250 microliters to 1 liter. Typical applications include cell lysing, sample preparation.

 

  • FPLC-GE AKTA Pure 25M

‘AKTA pure’ is a flexible and intuitive chromatography system for fast purification of proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids from microgram to gram levels of the target product. ‘AKTA Pure’ series is a benchmark instrument used equally by trained laboratory staff members biotech academia and industry. This offers easy options for optimization and scale-up for bio-molecule purification.

Service Charges

Upstream bioprocessing

Batch operation

Name of the Instrument

Type of service provided

Initial media provided

Charges for Govt./Private Institutes

Charges for Industry

Fermentor-(7.5L)

Run time+ 1/2days

3L*

Rs. 10,000 per run

Rs. 12,000 per run

Fermentor-(14L)

Run time+ 1/2days

5L*

Rs. 12,000 per run

Rs. 14,000 per run

 

* Initial culture media will be provided within fermentor run cost. For every liter additional media cost Rs. 600/- will be added separately.

*If media and other chemicals provide by users, then Rs.1,000 will be deducted from the final run price.

Fed-batch operation

Name of the Instrument

Type of service provided

Initial media provided

Charges for Govt./Private Institutes

Charges for Industry

Fermentor-(7.5L)

Run time+ 1/2days

3L*

Rs. 12,000 per run

Rs. 20,000 per run

Fermentor-(14L)

Run time+ 1/2days

5L*

Rs. 14,000 per run

Rs. 24,000 per run


*Initial culture media will be provided within fermentor run cost. For every liter additional media cost Rs. 750/- will be added separately.

*If media and other chemicals provide by users, then Rs.1,500 will be deducted from the final run price.


Downstream bioprocessing

Name of the Instrument

Minimum booking time

Charges for Govt./Private Institutes

Charges for Industry

Charges for additional every hour

Centrifuge

2 hours

Rs. 600/-

Rs. 900/-

Rs. 200/-

FPLC*

3 hours

Rs. 2,000/-

Rs. 3,000/-

Rs. 500/-

 

* Columns and buffers will not provide. Every individual have to carry their won columns and buffers.

GST is applicable as detailed below

Sl No.

Users

Tax

01.

Academic institute

GST @5% if company as per notification no. 45/2017-Central tax (rate) dated 14th November 2017, Notification No. 51/96- Custom dated 23.07.1996 & Notification no 47/2017 integrated tax (rate) dated 14.11.2017 is eligible for Concessional rate of GST & also company has to provide DSIR Certificate. Otherwise GST charged @ 18%

02.

TBI incubate having grants

Nil

03.

TBI incubated company or graduated company

Nil

04.

Outside company

18%