High-Throughput Phototrophic Organism Screening Module

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Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology, July 2023, Volume 47, Issue 7
Pages: 12

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ Light Array Module enables high-throughput screening and process optimization for various phototrophic organisms.

The Light Array Module (LAM) from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is designed to be used with the BioLector XT Microbioreactor, which faciliates the ability to work with light-dependent organisms requiring photosynthesis for growth. The device is intended for high-throughput screening and process optimization for various phototrophic organisms, including microalgae and cyanobacteria.

The module provides customizable light settings of 400–700 nanometers within the photosynthetic spectrum, including both day and night-time lighting. The device uses 16 different light-emitting diode (LED) types to achieve this degree of spectral flexibility; each LED can be controlled individually for maximum irradiances and photon flux densities of up to 3500 micromoles reaching one square meter per second.

The LAM uses real-time biomass, chlorophyll concentration, and fluorescence measures to provide real-time data without the need to pipette samples for analysis. The device is also capable of cultivation parameter monitoring and feeding strategy optimization.

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