I enjoyed working for Lonza, because of the equipment I worked with.
Lab Tech (Contractor) (Former Employee) – Hopkinton, MA – September 7, 2017
This was a manufacturing Lab, which was comprised of, six reactors ranging in sizes from, 200L - 1000L vessels. You must be able to work in a sterile environment, meaning you have to gown up each time you enter the area.
We mass produced the product from each costumer's SOP, and cells they submitted to us. We throw the cells using aseptic technique, and take a cell count, also known a sampling. Then the cells are transfered to a sterile syringe. We would then inoculate the fermenters with this the cells from the syringe.
The cell's vitals are then observed while in the vessel. I would take a sample every hour, and monitoring the pressure ,and temp. of the vessel as well.
Wonderful work great responsibility..
If pressure is too high, it will mess up the process.