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Fermentation Facility (Huck)

Overview of Services

Offering Bioprocessing equipment, expertise, and services for academic, government, and industry researchers. 
 
 
 The Fermentation Facility is a biotechnology pilot plant with a variety of bioprocessing capabilities including:
  • Fermentation from flask to 100L scales
  • Downstream processing for cell disruption and biomolecule purification
  • Process monitoring for both upstream and downstream bioprocesses
  • Analytical capabilities 
In conjunction with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, the Fermentation Facility offers technology to size and pretreat cellulosic biomass for use as a fermentation feedstock in biofuel and other fermentation processes.

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

Leadership

Co-Directors: Mark Signs & Ashik Sathish

Faculty Professor in Charge: Ali Demirci

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Mon - Fri (8am - 5pm)

114 AG Eng Building

Links and Resources

Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Fermentation Facility website

Penn States' Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology

 

CORES (CrossLab) support, hosted by ORIS

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
 
axd20@psu.edu
 

 
Nigel Deighton
Director, Research Instrumentation
 
814-865-4782
 
nxd20@psu.edu
 

 

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