A Simple Method to Reduce both Lactic Acid and Ammonium Production in Industrial Animal Cell Culture
AbstractFed-batch animal cell culture is the most common method for commercial production of recombinant proteins. However, higher cell densities in these platforms are still limited due to factors such as excessive ammonium production, lactic acid production, nutrient limitation, and/or hyperosmotic stress related to nutrient feeds and base additions to control pH. To partly overcome these factors, we investigated a simple method to reduce both ammonium and lactic acid production—termed Lactate Supplementation and Adaptation (LSA) technology—through the use of CHO cells adapted to a lactate-supplemented medium. Using this simple method, we achieved a reduction of nearly 100% in lactic acid production with a simultaneous 50% reduction in ammonium production in batch shaker flasks cultures. In subsequent fed-batch bioreactor cultures, lactic acid production and base addition were both reduced eight-fold. Viable cell densities of 35 million cells per mL and integral viable cell days of 273 million cell-days per mL were achieved, both among the highest currently reported for a fed-batch animal cell culture. Investigating the benefits of LSA technology in animal cell culture is worthy of further consideration and may lead to process conditions more favorable for advanced industrial applications. View Full-Text
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Freund, N.W.; Croughan, M.S. A Simple Method to Reduce both Lactic Acid and Ammonium Production in Industrial Animal Cell Culture. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 385.
Freund NW, Croughan MS. A Simple Method to Reduce both Lactic Acid and Ammonium Production in Industrial Animal Cell Culture. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(2):385.Chicago/Turabian Style
Freund, Nathaniel W.; Croughan, Matthew S. 2018. "A Simple Method to Reduce both Lactic Acid and Ammonium Production in Industrial Animal Cell Culture." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, no. 2: 385.
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