Intermag built a new biotechnology production facility in Olkusz (Poland). The production workshops with a combined area of 1,200 square meters are equipped with an installation for multiplying microorganisms, a set of devices for the production of bio-products in dry and liquid form, indispensable technical infrastructure and a laboratory for the quality control of manufactured bio-products.
Biotechnology production facility in Olkusz
Construction and technical solutions, implemented in the new facility, are characterized by high hygiene standards, similar to those used in the food and pharmaceutical industry. They are designed to eliminate the risk of product contamination with extraneous microorganisms. Also, utilities meet very strict quality requirements.
The automated control installation, intended for multiplying microorganisms, consists of three bioreactors of varying capacity, a set of formulation and storage tanks and a centrifuge. The automatic control of the process ensures optimal growing conditions: the degree of culture oxygenation, appropriate temperature and pH, to obtain the highest level op multiplying microorganisms. In order to maintain the highest hygiene standards, the installation is equipped with modern washing and sterilisation systems.
Automated control installation
An important element of the newly opened facility is the installation for formulation of bio-products, i.e. final products (in dry and liquid form) containing multiplied microorganisms. For the production of liquid products, formulation tanks are used that have various capacity and are connected to the packaging line. For the production of dry products special devices are used, such as a freeze dryer, mixer and fluidizing dryer. The installation allows for the production of a diverse range of innovative products with a very high concentration of microorganisms applied on neutral substrates, as well as products containing microorganisms in combination with fertilizers.
Bioreactors of various capacity, intended for multiplying microorganisms
The quality control process of final products is ensured in the fully equipped, functional microbiology laboratory on the same location. Under sterile conditions, quantitative and qualitative analyses of multiplied microorganisms are carried out. The complex control of processes at every production stage ensures the highest quality. The new facility can be considered one of the most modern in the world.
The quality of manufactured products is tested in the laboratory
The production of liquid bioproducts from the Bactim line has already started in the new facility. Among them is Bactim Soil – a bio-product improving soil fertility and lowering the intensity of crop infection, due to decomposition of crop residues and increasing soil microbial activity.