5L Laboratory scale bioreactor

5L laboratory bioreactor and controller
5L laboratory bioreactor coupling magnetic

Novel magnetic coupling drive to improve sterility and retain sterility throughout the fermentation process

bioreactor siemens simatic automation

Reliable and adaptable Siemens Simatic S7-1500 based PLC to control the bioprocesses and maintain life in the reactor

5L bioreactor interface fed batch model automation
5L bioreactor SCADA

Fed-batch according adjusted profiles

Fed-batch according adjusted profiles

5L bioreactor top lid

No welded lid components – ideal for cleaning and sterility

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User Manual for more detailed information

EDF-5.4 is an autoclavable glass bioreactor with working volume till 4,5l (total volume 6,2 l, inside diameter 150 mm).

Laboratory bioreactor EDF-5.4 has two versions:

  • EDF5.4_1 for the cultivation of bacteria, yeasts and mycelial cultures;

  • EDF-5.4_2 for the cultivation of mammalian and plant cells.


EDF-5.4 has a compact, ergonomic and robust design. Glass cylinder vessel is mounted between the upper lid and the metallic jacketed bottom. The design of the bioreactor is easy to maintain and apply basic operations and preparatory process, in particular,
washing and autoclaving.

Extension and option possibilities

Gas mixing using mass flow controllers Hamilton ARC pH and DO sensors. These sensors send 4-20 mA signals directly to PLC and ensure at the same time information management via Bluetooth in smartphones or PC installed programs. This program generates a report about all calibration procedures, sterilization numbers, predicted service life.

Connection of additional sensors: culture turbidity (optical density), culture permittivity (viable cell density), conductivity, methanol/ethanol, off-gas analysis (O2, CO2, CH4), etc.

On-line/off-line data analysis and advanced process control possibilities using PC implemented program (Matlab, Python) algorithms communicating to process control system (PLC and SCADA).

5L bioreactor condenser

Collapsible condenser allows decrease the height during autoclaving

5L bioreactor sampler

Jacketed metallic bottom and bottom placed sterilizable sampler creates easy and robust operational conditions



EDF-5.4_1 for Microbiology

EDF-5.4_2 for cell cultures


Total volume (L) 6.2

Working volume (L) 2 – 4,5

Inside diameter/Inside height (mm) 150/350

Aeration, mixing

Controls - Rotameter, TMFC (optional)


Air, + O2 

For EDF-5.4_2 Air / CO2, + O2, N2 (optional) Air / CO2 in excess space

Range, l / min

EDF-5.4_1   0.5 – 10

EDF-5.4_2   0.1 – 2 (other options available)


EDF-5.4_1 Ring Bubbler

EDF-5.4_2 Microsparger


D51 mm 0.2 μm PTFE

Off-gas condenser

Water cooling

Drive unit type

Top placed magnetic drive

Mixer rotation speed (rpm)

40 - 1300


EDF-5.4_1   Two standard Rushton turbines

EDF-5.4_2  Stirrers with inclined "propeller" blades


Siemens Simatic S7-1500

Control Panel

Touch Screen Weintek eM3070, 5,7” TFT


Control limits: from 5°C above cooling water up to 70 °C Measurement accuracy +/- 0.1 °C and control accuracy +/- 0.2 °C


Hamilton or Mettler Toledo sensor. Acid/Alkali 0-14 +/- 0.01 pH units


EDF-5.4_1 Hamilton or Mettler Toledo sensor. Stir control + О2 (optional). 0-150% +/- 1%

EDF-5.4_2 Hamilton or Mettler Toledo sensor. Stir control + gas mixtures (optional).


Conductivity sensor


0.05-50 ml/min according to the set profile

Peristaltic pumps

4 built-in variable speed pumps. Additional pumps (optional)


Overall dimensions of the bioreactor (mm) 930(W) х 800(H) х 600(D)

5L bioreactor vessel fully equipped

Fully equipped and ready for work