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Microbiology Capabilities

ICM’s microbiological capabilities support a broad range of fermentation based applications.  Support capabilities range from sterile aerobic to clean-in-place anaerobic fermentations.

ICM’s facilities and dedicated, highly trained team supports generating reliable data for your process development needs.

 

  • Clean room:  100 square foot clean room equipped with hood and automated media system. The clean room is used to support sterile processing and axenic culture preparation, the first step in ensuring a low rate of contamination.

 

  • ICM has numerous temperature controlled (heated and cooled) incubating shakers that allow capabilities to examine multiple temperature points in screening experimental designs.

 

  • Bench Scale Bioreactors: ICM has nine Bioflo 310 fermentation systems capable of pH control, DO control, off-gas mass spectrometry, temperature control, and agitation control outfitted with data logging and control software capable of remote view and manipulation.  Vessel sizes range from 2.5-15 Liters.

  • ICM’s microscopy capabilities include two Zeiss microscopes capable of bright field, phase contrast, polarization, fluorescence, and cameras.  Automated microscopy also available for live-dead cell enumeration.

 

  • Culture storage:  -80°C freezers in multiple secure locations.

 

  • Code system in place to keep organism information confidential.

 

ICM operates in voluntary compliance with NIH Guidelines for working with genetically modified microorganisms.  ICM’s pilot plant uses Good Large Scale Practices for working with microorganisms and employs proper containment, sanitation, waste disposal, and employee training.