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Alvin Nienow's Biography

Alvin Nienow, Professor, University of Birmingham

Alvin W Nienow is Emeritus Professor of Biochemical Engineering at The University of Birmingham, Visiting Professor at Loughborough University and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He has been awarded “The Moulton Medal” and “The Donald Medal” by the Institution of Chemical Engineers; the Jan E Purkyne Medal by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the BHRG "Lifetime Recognition Award" by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland and Loughborough University. He has published over 300 papers in refereed journals and conferences on mixing, especially related to bioprocessing. The topics covered include the effect of mechanical and environmental stress on animal cells, bacteria, yeast, mycelia and stem cells in bioreactors and during cell lysis for gene therapy products; alongside the physical aspects of stirred bioreactors (especially the advantages on new impellers) and their scale-up. He is an editor of the textbook, “Mixing in the Process Industries”, now in its 2nd edition and in paperback and translated into Japanese and Chinese. He also consults for many companies in the UK, Europe and the USA and for The Fluid Mixing Processes Industrial Consortium.

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Mixing Issues in Cell Culture on Microcarriers with Special Reference to Stem Cells

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 09:30

Add to Calendar ▼2013-01-23 09:30:002013-01-23 10:30:00Europe/LondonMixing Issues in Cell Culture on Microcarriers with Special Reference to Stem

When cells are attached to microcarriers, then damage might occur to cells from impacts or due to turbulent eddies. On the other hand, the microcarriers must be fully suspended, so it is important to minimise the specific power required for this condition. However, it must also be remembered that the specific power needs to be sufficient for other mixing related parameters. Using such considerations, we report the successful culture of mesenchymal stem cells in a 5L bioreactor.

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