Insect cell culture
The use of insect cell lines as production hosts is an emerging technology for the production of bio pharmaceuticals. There are currently more than 100 insect cell lines available for recombinant protein production with lines derived from Bombyx mori, Mamestra brassicae, Spodoptera frugiperda, Trichoplusia ni, and Drosophila melanogaster being of particular interest.
References and notes
- Drugmand, Jean-Christophe, Yves-Jacques Schneider, and Spiros N Agathos. 2011. “Insect Cells as Factories for Biomanufacturing.” Biotechnology Advances 30 (5): 1140–57. doi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2011.09.014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21983546.
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