Multiscale whole-system modeling of bioreactors
Dr. Kahan is leading an international consortium of researchers using computational modeling to predict the efficiency of novel bioreactor designs and technologies at scale.
PRODUCTION PLATFORM: Cultivated
TECHNOLOGY SECTOR: Bioprocess design
This project aims to design multiscale whole-system models of several novel bioreactor technologies while developing quantitative efficiency characterizations of these new designs. It will simulate these models both to validate their accuracy against small bioreactors and to predict efficiencies of these bioreactors at greater scale.
This work will accelerate understanding and refinement of bioreactor designs and could ultimately reduce the cost of cultivated meat production via improved bioreactor efficiency.
Dr. Simon Kahan
Founder, Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium
Dr. Kahan holds 30 years’ experience in high-performance computing. He leads a team of experts in both bioreactor design and fluid-flow and cell-system modeling. He founded the Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium, an international and interdisciplinary coalition, to advance cultivated meat through computational modeling.
Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium
Check out the latest work from Dr. Kahan and the Cultivated Meat Modeling Consortium, and explore a proof-of-concept demo simulation at their website.
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