Manufacturing Capabilities

German cell culture products that convince

To meet the ever-growing demands of the cell culture market, we – the team of Capricorn Scientific – stand by your side with our 1,350 sqm production facility, an extensive expertise, and a fully customizable product range of highest quality.

Our state-of-the-art facility is characterized by the spatial separation of products containing animal components and chemically defined media. While only chemically defined media are produced in the lower production area, the upper production area is used to produce cell culture products with animal components, for example Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Due to this separated infrastructure and our well-designed production concept, we serve the highest quality standards in all production areas, which are applied in harmony with the GMP guidelines for pharmaceutical production.

Serum products

Serum, human as well as animal origin, is essential for cell culture. It provides the cell with important growth factors as well as hormones and nutrients which are necessary for the effective cultivation, differentiation, and survival of the cells. One of Capricorn Scientific's core competencies is the processing of animal sera from various countries of origin.

Quality is the key to our success – from raw material selection and traceability to the finished, 0.1 µm sterile-filtered product. By thoroughly qualifying our raw material suppliers, we ensure consistent quality, including low batch-to-batch variability.

Our serum production suite is spatially separated from our media and reagents plant to ensure absolute security for our customers that require serum-free products.

Cultivation and production media

Cell culture media are essential for a successful cell culture and provide the basic nutrients for most cell growth applications. Our product range includes classical media (DMEM, RPMI 1640, etc.), protein-free media, cell type specific media, cytogenetic media, and customized media.

We fill our products from small volume up to 1,000 L single-use containers, using only highly purified and strictly monitored water for manufacturing.

Our manufacturing site for media is animal-free and strictly controlled by appropriate measures.

Powder products

To support your production & research in the best way possible, Capricorn Scientific is constantly looking for alternatives through innovations in cell culture. To ensure our Express Response Media Service, we have introduced new technologies in the manufacturing process of our dry powder media. This allows us to produce a wide range of buffers and basal media in powder form.

From raw material selection through the finished product, the entire process is fully controlled, monitored, and traceable. The state-of-the-art pin mill and blending capabilities enable us for large-scale productions at biopharmaceutical level as well as fast and flexible small-scale productions.