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Biotechnology Scale-Up Facility (BSF)

Facility Location

1203 Chem/Nuc. Bldg. #090,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Brief Mission

The Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF) is the Biotechnology Research and Education Program's modern bioprocessing laboratory dedicated to the development and scale-up of biotechnology products and processes. With over 1000 fermentations conducted since 1998 alone, the BSF has accelerated the R&D of local biotechnology leaders such as Human Genome Sciences, NIH and MedImmune, as well as growing Maryland start-ups such as Martek Biosciences and Digene Corporation.

Hours of Operation

Generally 9 AM to 5 PM (hours vary depending on projects)

Services and Technologies Offered

The BSF's capabilities include:

  • Fermentation
  • Cell culture
  • Stem cell growth
  • Separations
  • Purification
  • Concentration
  • Product analysis
  • Challenging problems such as biopolymers, turbulence and multiphase fluid dynamics, biosensors, process analysis and control, and both metabolic and biochemical engineering.

Equipment Available

BSF Equipment

  • Bioreactors from 2 to 250 Liters
  • Process centrifuges (fixed angle and continuous)
  • Cell disruption, Microfluidizer
  • Tangential flow filtration (UF/DF)
  • Chromatography
  • Freeze drying


Pricing varies by project size and duration.  Please contact for more information. 


Ben Woodard, Director
1203 Chem./Nuc. Bldg. #90, College Park, MD 20742-3371
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 301-405-3909

Facility URL

Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility

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