Model-assisted DoE software: optimization of growth and biocatalysis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae bioprocesses
Bioprocess development and optimization are still cost- and time-intensive due to the enormous number of experiments involved. In this study, the recently introduced model-assisted Design of Experiments (mDoE) concept (Möller et al. in Bioproc Biosyst Eng 42(5):867, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00449-019-02089-7, 2019) was extended and implemented into a software (“mDoE-toolbox”) to significantly reduce the number of required cultivations. The application of the toolbox is exemplary shown in two case studies with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In the first case study, a fed-batch process was optimized with respect to the pH value and linearly rising feeding rates of glucose and nitrogen source. Using the mDoE-toolbox, the biomass concentration was increased by 30% compared to previously performed experiments. The second case study was the whole-cell biocatalysis of ethyl acetoacetate (EAA) to (S)-ethyl-3-hydroxybutyrate (E3HB), for which the feeding rates of glucose, nitrogen source, and EAA were optimized. An increase of 80% compared to a previously performed experiment with similar initial conditions was achieved for the E3HB concentration.
Model-assisted design of experiments
Monte Carlo methods
Quality by design
570: Biowissenschaften, Biologie
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The authors acknowledge partial funding by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, Grant 031B0577A-C).