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CSL Behring Fermentation Facility (Huck)

Overview of Services

Offering Bioprocessing equipment, expertise, and services for academic, government, and industry researchers.

Image of the hall outside of the facility for decorative purposes only.

The CSL Behring Fermentation Facility is a biotechnology pilot plant with a variety of bioprocessing capabilities including:

  • Fermentation capabilities from flask to 500L scales
  • Instrumented bioreactors from 500mL to 500L
  • Downstream processing for cell disruption and biomass handling
  • Membrane and chromatography based purification platforms
  • Analytical capabilities via UHPLC

An experienced staff is available to provide education and training for university students, staff/faculty, and professional researchers.

Personnel and Contacts

Ashik Sathish | Co-Director

Mark Signs | Co-Director

Ali Demirci | Faculty Professor in Charge 

Kyra Schwaninger | Research Technologist

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
114 AG Engineering Building
University Park, PA  16802

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Mark Signs
114 AG Eng Building
Ashik Sathish
114 AG Eng Building
Ali Demirci
Professor in Charge
221 AG Eng Building
Nigel Deighton
Director of Research Instrumentation
206B Huck Life Sciences Building
Kyra Schwaninger
Research Technologist
114 AG Eng Building

Available Equipment and Resources


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