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Bioreactor vs. Fermentor — What's the Difference?

Bioreactor vs. Fermentor — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bioreactor and Fermentor

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Bioreactor

A bioreactor refers to any manufactured device or system that supports a biologically active environment. In one case, a bioreactor is a vessel in which a chemical process is carried out which involves organisms or biochemically active substances derived from such organisms.
Aug 10, 2021

Fermentor

An organism that causes fermentation.
Aug 10, 2021

Bioreactor

An apparatus, such as a fermentation chamber, for growing organisms such as bacteria or yeast that are used in the biotechnological production of substances such as pharmaceuticals, antibodies, or vaccines, or for the bioconversion of organic waste.
Aug 10, 2021

Fermentor

Also fer·men·tor An apparatus that maintains optimal conditions for the growth of microorganisms, used in large-scale fermentation and in the commercial production of antibiotics and hormones.
Aug 10, 2021

Bioreactor

(biochemistry) A fermentation vat, containing microorganisms or biochemically active substances, used for waste recycling or for making drugs.
Aug 10, 2021
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Fermentor

The vessel in which fermentation takes place
Aug 10, 2021

Bioreactor

An apparatus in which a suspension of microorganisms in a liquid are used to perform chemical reactions, as in synthesis of pharmaceutical agents or the conversion of harmful waste to less harmful substances. The reactor consists of a vessel to contain the suspension of microorganisms, plus a variety of attached devices used to control the reaction.
Aug 10, 2021

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