bioreactor

noun
bio·​re·​ac·​tor | \ˌbī-ō-rē-ˈak-tər \

Definition of bioreactor 

: a device or apparatus in which living organisms and especially bacteria synthesize useful substances (such as interferon) or break down harmful ones (as in sewage)

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The last one is bioreactors, or the big tanks that the process happens inside of. Angela Chen, The Verge, "These are the technology advances that could end animal farming," 9 Nov. 2018 The company uses human stem cells to create bone marrow cells, which would then be put in a bioreactor. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Department of Defense gives $3.5m to biotech making blood platelets from stem cells," 27 June 2018 Platelet BioGenesis, which was founded in 2014, said Wednesday that the grant will help the startup develop a bioreactor that is key to the production of platelets, a critical component of blood that promotes clotting. Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe, STAT, "Department of Defense funds biotech making blood platelets from stem cells," 28 June 2018 Platelet BioGenesis, which was founded in 2014, said Wednesday that the grant will help the startup develop a bioreactor that is key to the production of platelets, a critical component of blood that promotes clotting. Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe, STAT, "Department of Defense funds biotech making blood platelets from stem cells," 28 June 2018 Platelet BioGenesis, which was founded in 2014, said Wednesday that the grant will help the startup develop a bioreactor that is key to the production of platelets, a critical component of blood that promotes clotting. Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe, STAT, "Department of Defense funds biotech making blood platelets from stem cells," 28 June 2018 The fermented brew of koji and heirloom barley is poured into a converted bioreactor—a stainless-steel tank that’s a staple of industrial laboratories. 2. Howie Khan, WSJ, "A Fresh Take on Liquor From Two Noma Alums," 25 Apr. 2018 Platelet BioGenesis, which was founded in 2014, said Wednesday that the grant will help the startup develop a bioreactor that is key to the production of platelets, a critical component of blood that promotes clotting. Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe, STAT, "Department of Defense funds biotech making blood platelets from stem cells," 28 June 2018 The bioreactor would mimic the environment inside bone marrow, the sponge-like tissue that produces platelets. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Department of Defense gives $3.5m to biotech making blood platelets from stem cells," 27 June 2018

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bioreactor

noun
bio·​re·​ac·​tor | \ˌbī-ō-rē-ˈak-tər \

Medical Definition of bioreactor 

: a device or apparatus in which living organisms and especially bacteria synthesize useful substances (as interferon) or break down harmful ones (as in sewage)

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