John B. Griffiths

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Process intensity of fixed bed glass sphere culture systems is increased considerably by replacing solid glass spheres with open pore glass spheres. This technique demonstrates the possibility of having a system capable of both volumetric and cell density scale up and being suitable for substrate attached and suspension cells. The yields achieved for a(More)
This study reports the use of lactate dehydrogenase release to monitor changes in culture viability in flask culture and fixed bed, porosphere bioreactor systems. Lactate dehydrogenase release shows good agreement with increase in non-viable cell numbers and decline in glucose utilisation in flask cultures. Studies with the immobilised system show that(More)
A comparison of cell yields and monoclonal antibody productivity from the same hybridoma has been made in a wide range of cell bioreactors including both batch and continuous perfusion cultures. The most productive systems were based on porous microcarriers in fixed and fluidised beds which can be operated with a high degree of efficiency and reliability(More)
The growth and productivity of an Sp2/0 cell line, F3b10, expressing a recombinant antibody (rAb) and BHK21 cells expressing either the same rAb from the same plasmids (BHK.IgG) or secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) (BHK.SEAP) were investigated. The F3b10 line was grown as a single cell suspension. The BHK lines were grown either as suspended natural(More)
Amongst this bewildering array of growth factors, serum replacements and serum-free media is there a system which works well for most cell types used in biotechnology? If so is there a short-cut for novices in the field to be able quickly to select the right formulation. I hope the following discussion will enable those with experience in this field to(More)
The effect of medium viscosity upon cell growth and aggregate characteristics of baby hamster kidney (BHK) cells cultivated in stirred tanks was evaluated. Two thickening agents were tested, 9300 MW dextran and a low-viscosity sodium (carboxymethyl)-cellulose; both were used in two different sets of experiments: (i) 250 cm3 Wheaton spinner flasks with a(More)