Valentin Jossen

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Spinner flasks are often used for microcarrie-based cultivations of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Normally, they are not equipped with pH and dissolved oxygen (DO) probes. This application note describes the cultivation of hMSCs in single-use spinner flasks equipped with optical pH (SP-HP8) and DO (SP-PSt3) sensors for the first time. While reaching(More)
Power input is an important engineering and scale-up/down criterion in stirred bioreactors. However, reliably measuring power input in laboratory-scale systems is still challenging. Even though torque measurements have proven to be suitable in pilot scale systems, sensor accuracy, resolution, and errors from relatively high levels of friction inside(More)
The potential of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) for allogeneic cell therapies has created a large amount of interest. However, this presupposes the availability of efficient scale-up procedures. Promising results have been reported for stirred bioreactors that operate with microcarriers. Recent publications focusing on microcarrier-based stirred(More)
Background The need for human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) has increased enormously in recent years due to their important therapeutic potential. Efficient cell expansion is essential to providing clinically relevant cell numbers. Such cell quantities can be manufactured by means of scalable microcarrier (MC)-supported cultivations in stirred single-use(More)
pH value and the concentration of dissolved oxygen (DO) are key parameters to monitor and control cell growth in cultivation studies. Reliable, robust and accurate methods to measure these parameters in cultivation systems in real time guarantee high product yield and quality. This mini-review summarises the current state of the art of pH and DO sensors(More)
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