advantages of plant molecular pharming as compared to conventional biomanufacturing

Classical cell culture bioreactor

Cell Culture Bioreactor
  • High equipment costs
  • Need for technically highly qualified personnel
  • Expensive reagents
  • Highly complex cell culture media
  • Sterility essential
  • Dependence on external services and global supply chains

Plants as bioreactor

Plants as Bioractor
  • Low equipment costs
  • Personnel experienced in horticulture
  • Cheap reagents (soil, fertilizer, water)
  • No sterility required for plant growth
  • Inherently safe
  • Easily scalable
  • Local service and supply chains
  • “Green” biomanufacturing
  • No animal-derived products