Ongoing work at Bend Research is focused on developing and implementing a process-development methodology that applies state-of-the-art automated sampling technology and on-line and at-line cell-state monitoring technologies—novel and existing—to bioreactor processes. This methodology couples these tools with applied mathematics, data-integration techniques, and an understanding of bioreactor and biologic processes. Ultimately, this methodology offers an improved way to tune and manage cell and protein production processes by optimizing bioreactor processes using real-time data-integration technologies.
The goal of the work at Bend Research is to develop a solutions-based client offering focused on optimizing product quality while streamlining R&D, pilot-scale, and commercial process definition. As well, we are using modeling technologies with a focus on optimizing or maintaining product quality across manufacturing sites and scales. The focus of internal and external research programs has largely been driven by existing and anticipated industry interests and challenges.