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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

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Mark Signs
co-Director
 
814-863-6455
 
mws6@psu.edu
 
114 AG Eng Building
 
Ashik Sathish
co-Director
 
814-863-6455
 
aus2111@psu.edu
 
114 AG Eng Building
 
Ali Demirci
Professor in Charge
 
814-863-1098
 
axd29@psu.edu
 
221 AG Eng Building
 
Nigel Deighton
Director of Research Instrumentation
 
814-865-4782
 
nxd20@psu.edu
 
206B Huck Life Sciences Building
 
Kyra Schwaninger
Research Technologist
 
814-863-6455
 
kms8527@psu.edu
 
114 AG Eng Building
 

Available Equipment and Resources

Equipment

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