Novaferm AB develops, manufactures and markets, complete fermenter systems for use in laboratory and industrial applications.

If you need a customized solution in the field of biotechnologies, Novaferm is the ideal partner to find the solution that suits your specific needs. Vi are active in Pharmaceutical. Nutraceutical, Food Biotechnologies, Milk and Dairy Farming, Chemicals and general Process Plants.

Novaferm Cell Cultivation Systems

The Novaferm cell-cultivation systems are designed for optimal reliable growth of animal and plant cells in an easy, controllable way. The product program includes systems for cells in suspension and/or on microcarrier support. The cultivation volume range is laboratory scale 3—20 l, pilot plant scale 5—75 I and industrial scale 20—1 000 I utile volumes. The basic concept is gently stirred reactors, a well-defined and controlled environment and aseptic design for safe operation over long cultivation periods.


Cultivation of sensitive cells requires advanced control, which is achieved with the Novaferm Fermenter Control System connected to the fermenter via the supply cabinet. Sterilisation, temperature control, agitation, gassing and other functions are controlled by this combination.

Most cells are very fragile and sensitive to gas bubbles and gentle agitation and oxygenation systems are therefore necessary. If the cell is anchorage-dependent, this means special requirements for the vessel. For cultures in suspension, the conventional fermenter vessel with certain modifications can often be used. Conversion kits with bottom-mounted, magnetically coupled agitators, are available for the Novaferm standard fermenters.

For cultivation of anchorage-dependent cells, we have developed a special conical vessel with a top-mounted, magnetically coupled agitator. This means that there are no bearings below the liquid level that may cause grinding of beads and cells. The conical shape results in good distribution of beads at slow agitation speed and the possibility of growing small or large culture batches in the same vessel. The internal parts may be selected for the process conditions required.

The vessel, sensors and process piping are sterilisable in situ. Materials are selected with respect to the sensitive requirements of the cells. A broad selection of accessories is available, such as different gassing systems, perfusion systems, incinerators for exit gas and clean-steam generators. Future upgradings regarding both control functions and vessel configurations are permitted by the modular design and easily carried out by the user.

Novaferm AB Gjuterivägen 6M,  SE-31132 FALKENBERG SWEDEN