Labfors 5 for phototrophic organisms by INFORS HT

Manufacturer INFORS HT  |  Available Worldwide
The Labfors 5 photobioreactor has been optimized for culturing photosynthetically active organisms such as algae, plant cells and cyanobacteria. Its flat-panel design optimizes the amount of light and nutrients that all cells receive, thus allowing researchers to optimize growth rates and achieve a high level of biomass productivity.

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Labfors 5 for phototrophic organisms
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High-power LED lighting     

  • 260 water-cooled, high-power LEDs
  • Maximum exposure intensity of approx. 3000 µmol m-2s-1
  • Dimming range: 0.1 – 100%
  • Spectrum can be adjusted upon request
  • Daylight intensity simulation throughout the course of a day (requires eve®)

High-performance pumps     

  • Basic setup includes four precision pumps per culture vessel (option of one more)
  • Autoclavable pump heads
  • Gravimetric feeding (with external scale)
  • Profile-based pump-speed control with eve®


  • Customer-specific gassing with up to 5 gas lines, either via a sparger or in the headspace
  • Feed via rotameter or mass-flow regulator
  • Cascades may be configured in serial or in parallel for controlling the pO2 via the stirrer speed, gassing rate, gas composition, etc.
  • pH control with acid and CO2


  • Customers may choose from digital (Modbus) or analog sensors.
  • Product calibration of the pH sensor for reliable measurements during long-running bioprocesses
  • If required, additional sensors and actuators can be connected.

12" Touchscreen Controller     

  • Touchscreen with integrated OPC server
  • Reliable measurement and setting of the bioprocess parameters and communication with eve®
  • Parallel management and control of up to six devices
  • Up to 24 selectable parameters, such as temperature, stirring speed, pH, pO2, anti-foaming agent, feed

eve® Bioprocess Platform Software     

  • Planning, controlling and analysing bioprocesses
  • Integrated workflows, devices and bioprocess knowledge
  • Integrates bioreactors and analytical instruments, regardless of the manufacturer
  • Web-based project organisation
  • Communication using the latest OPC XML-DA standard
  • Synchronisation of process-related events such as sampling or inoculation