Biotrend
Resources
Resources

Human resources

Biotrend has a lean structure built around its most valuable asset, a team 100% devoted to bioprocessing, including expertise in biotechnology, bioengineering, microbiology, chemical engineering and organic chemistry. Combined experience of +1000 fermentation runs at various scales. Staff with international experience: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland.

Infrastructure

Biotrend operates a state-of-the art development lab and bioprocessing pilot plant with capacities from 1 mL to 250L fermentation scale and performs the transition of processes to industrially relevant scales through access to facilities within its network of partners.

Main equipment available

  • 9x 2L, 2x 10L, 2x 50L, 1x 250L bioreactors
  • Tubular centrifugal clarifier
  • Disk stack centrifuge
  • Decanter centrifuge
  • High-capacity ultracentrifuge
  • Pilot scale homogeniser
  • Microfiltration and ultrafiltration, polymeric flat membranes and tubular ceramic membranes
  • Bench-scale spray dryer
  • 3x large capacity refrigerated orbital shaking incubators
  • Auto-sampler for 2L fermenters (Groton Biosystems)
  • Rotary evaporator with continuous operation set-up
  • Preparative chromatography
  • Ion exchange and adsorption columns
  • Comprehensive analytics for fermentation process characterisation (UV/VIS spectrophotometers and microplate reader; HPLC instruments; GC-MS; protein gel electrophoresis; thermobalance)

Quality Policy

Biotrend has a lean structure built around its most valuable asset, a team 100% devoted to bioprocessing, including expertise in biotechnology, bioengineering, microbiology, chemical engineering and organic chemistry. Combined experience of +1000 fermentation runs at various scales. Staff with international experience: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland.

Therefore, Biotrend established a set of strategic intentions and guidelines:

  • Grow sustainably, through the interaction between market needs and the development of its processes and services;
  • Promote business growth, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard and respective applicable legislation, aiming to reinforce innovation and continuous improvement;
  • Identify and satisfy the needs and expectations of customers and other interested parties;
  • Evaluate and control all developed activities, ensuring the increasing maturity of the
    Quality Management System implemented;
  • Encourage the development of individual skills, promoting the acquisition of knowledge and experience sharing.