National Oilwell Varco
based in Dayton, OHIO (USA)
The Biotechnology market is ever changing and on the leading edge of technology changes. New products are continuously under development and agitation and mixing is used throughout the process. A process may require any or a combination of the following: blending, solids handling including incorporation/dissolving/suspension, mass transfer, and solids and heat transfer. The scale for Biotechnology reactors and support units range from a few liters to several cubic meters and from small laboratory units to large scale fermenters. Biotechnology applications also require vendors who have strong R&D departments and laboratory facilities, polished and aseptic designs, easy drainability and cleanability designs, material validation, quality control programs specific to the project, and are able to meet governing specifications and directives such as FDA, USP, ASME-BPE, and cGMP requirements.