Mtech's Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP) is the region's premier biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and biofuel research center, designed to bolster Maryland's burgeoning biotechnology industry. The program consists of two core facilities with capabilities for supplemental research to academia, government, and industry.
Bioprocessing Scale-Up Facility (BSF)
The BSF offers a broad range of bioprocess scale-up and production capabilities, including fermentation, cell culture, separation, purification, and product analysis. The BSF's capabilities include up to 250-liter fermentations. Past clients have included Martek Biosciences, MedImmune, NIH, Digene, NIST, and the U.S. Army.
Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facility (BAF)
The BAF specializes in the development of cell culture-based biopharmaceutical products. The facility's staff members offer extensive expertise in addressing challenging problems with the advancement of anchorage-dependent or suspension-adapted cell lines.