Daisy Petal™ Perfusion Bioreactor System

Daisy Petal™
Perfusion Bioreactor System

Straightforward fermentation,
no experience required

Meet the Daisy Petal™.

It’s the only bioreactor that produces proteins at the speed of innovation.

Daisy Petal™ is the first fermentation system designed and built for continuous protein production by fermentation experts.

This breakthrough capability means it can produce as much protein as a bigger reactor for a fraction of the size and cost.

And it’s the only one that empowers non-expert users to get started quickly, with simple installation of intuitive single-use assemblies and fully automated operations using HelianthOS™, Sunflower’s universal operating system.

The Daisy Petal™ allows users to test key process parameters more efficiently, collect more data in one campaign, or just make extra cells or proteins.

The Daisy Petal™ is our pioneering benchtop automated single-use bioreactor system for continuous protein, molecule or cell line production using microbes. Daisy Petal™  is designed to help you achieve your R&D goals in drug/vaccine development, food technologies, synthetic biology or diagnostics development, without being a bioprocessing expert.  ‘Plug-N’-Produce’™ features include a structured single-use bioreactor assembly for successful installation every time, comprehensive “hands-free” system automation by HelianthOS™ and a simple cloud-based application, Nursery™, for building your recipe and monitoring its progress during operation on the Daisy Petal™ .

  • Works continuously for you: Daisy Petal™ uses our patented in-vessel cell retention device and operates perfusion or chemostat fermentations
  • Maximize yields, minimize footprint: The 1 L working volume of Daisy Petal™ can deliver up to 20L of output process fluids in one operation
  • Set up fast and properly: Intuitive layout and structured consumables mean no more installing tubing backwards (yeah, we’ve been there too)
  • Process monitoring is standard: Daisy Petal™ systems and single-use assemblies come with ready-to-use sensors for pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and offgas monitoring
  • Automated from start to finish: Sunflower’s universal HelianthOS™ software handles all the process controls and makes smart responses to deviations during a run.  Remote and comprehensive process monitoring means you can walk away during Daisy Petal™ operations (it’s OK…go have lunch) 
  • Easy to program: Sunflower’s cloud based Nursery™ application lets you create recipes for the fermentation you want, from routine production to an efficient Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • It’s all in the box: Daisy Petal™ comes with all the hardware and software you need right in the box to get started immediately  (that’s right—no extra parts to source or install before you get going.)
  • Continuously produce secreted proteins or small molecules from cells
  • Cultivate lots of yeast, fungi, bacteria or other microorganisms
  • Test out key parameters to optimize your fermentation (DoE studies)
  • Evaluate new microbial cell lines
  • Create batches of alternative protein for food product development
  • Prepare new reagents for research and diagnostic development
  • Advance your discovery and preclinical testing ideas

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