Comparison of control strategies for fed-batch culture of hybridoma cells based on on-line monitoring of oxygen uptake rate, optical cell density and glucose concentration

Antoni Casablancas, Xavier Gámez, Martí Lecina, Carles Solà, Jordi J. Cairó, Francesc Gòdia

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Improvement of the mammalian cell culture process is based on the implementation of culture strategies with higher productivities, such as fed-batch or perfusion processes. The efficient development of these culture strategies depends strongly on the availability of suitable monitoring tools to determine the activity of cell culture and adjust nutrient feeding correspondingly. RESULTS: In this study oxygen uptake rate (OUR), cell density and glucose concentration on-line monitoring systems are applied to control fed-batch processes. Different combinations of these monitoring systems were used to determine cell growth and metabolic activity of cell culture in order to adjust substrate feeding in a balanced manner. Application of these monitoring tools in fed-batch processes allowed extension of the exponential growth of hybridoma cells up to 2-3-fold and increased antibody productivity from 84 to 168% with respect to conventional batch culture. CONCLUSIONS: The three control strategies tested have been successful in providing improvement of the fed-batch culture of the hybridoma cell line used. Among the different alternatives studied, the use of OUR on-line monitoring to simultaneously determine cell growth and metabolic activity appears to be the best method to adjust substrate feeding owing to its simplicity and robustness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1680-1689
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Volume88
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Animal cell culture
  • Bioprocess monitoring
  • Fed-batch culture
  • Glucose FIA determination
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Oxygen uptake rate

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