Martí Lecina

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The continuous monitoring of a process based on the culture of Sf9 insect cells and infection by a baculovirus as a vector to obtain recombinant VP2 protein is studied. On-line OUR determination is based on the direct oxygen measurement in the cell culture vessel and the application of the dynamic method. This approximation allows a proper description of(More)
The increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals produced in mammalian cells has lead industries to enhance bioprocess volumetric productivity through different strategies. Among those strategies, cell culture media development is of major interest. In the present work, several commercially available culture media for Human Embryonic Kidney cells (HEK293) were(More)
The culture of HEK-293S cells in a stirred tank bioreactor for adenoviral vectors production for gene therapy is studied. Process monitoring using oxygen uptake rate (OUR) was performed. The OUR was determined on-line by the dynamic method, providing good information of the process evolution. OUR enabled cell activity monitoring, facilitating as well the(More)
The current techniques applied in biotechnology allow to obtain many types of molecules that must be tested on cell cultures (high throughput screening HTS). Although such tests are usually carried out automatically on mini or microwell plates, the procedures in the preindustrial stage are performed almost manually on higher volume recipients known as(More)
The application of impedance spectroscopy to estimate on-line cell concentration was studied. The estimation was based on the relative variation between electrical impedance measured at low (10 kHz) and high frequencies (10 MHz). Studies were carried out to characterise the influence of changes in physical and chemical parameters on the impedance(More)
This paper describes the improvement in the use of electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for animal cell concentration monitoring of adherent cultures by using a four-electrode configuration instead of the commonly used two-electrode configuration. This four-electrode configuration prevents cell concentration measurements from external masking effects(More)
One of the most important limitations of mammalian cell-based processes is the secretion and accumulation of lactate as a by-product of their metabolism. Among the cell lines commonly used in industrial bioprocesses, HEK293 has been gaining importance over the last years. Up recently, HEK293 cells were known to consume lactate in late stages of cell culture(More)
Combined effect of ferric chloride and pH on Chlorella vulgaris growth and flocculation were optimized using DoE. Afterwards, an integrated bioprocess for microalgae cultivation and harvesting conceived as a sole step was run in continuous operation mode. Microalgae concentration in a 2L-photobioreactor was about 0.5gL(-1) and the efficiency of flocculation(More)
Efficient production and secretion of recombinant proteins in mammalian cell lines relies in a combination of genetic, metabolic and culture strategy factors. The present work assesses the influence of two key genetic components of expression vectors (promoter and signal peptide) on protein production and secretion effciency in HEK293 cells expressing eGFP(More)
Background Recombinant products have reached the market in diverse areas, including pharmaceutical, veterinary food, pesticides and detergents. Noteworthy, approximately 30 recombinant products in the pharmaceutical sector account for more than 90 per cent of all recombinant product sales. Although microbial systems can be considered an attractive option(More)