A major effort has been invested in making applications of this bioreactor more efficient.
Firstly, a replacement of the traditional rotation movement by an oscillating up and down movement of stirring discs driven by an electromagnet yields several important advantages. A soft, whole volume movement of the medium results in optimal gas distribution throughout the medium and is also advantageous for cell growth. No vortex is formed and the elimination of baffles simplifies the construction of the bioreactor. A single silicone membrane efficiently replaces traditional seals and assures perfect sterility. In the case of extremely sensitive cells gas distribution tubing can be wound on aspiral fixed to the axis. The up and down movement facilitates the gas transfer and simultaneously provides a gentle movement of the medium.
Secondly, a new heat radiation system has also been introduced. A heating spiral in a gilded parabolic reflector has been placed under the bottom of the vessel. The IR rays efficiently heat up the culture without overheating it at any volume of medium. Several innovations allow the construction of high quality bioreactors at lower cost.