Testa Challenge is an annual innovation challenge held in Uppsala, Sweden. Selected participants test and verify their technical and digital technology in real-world biomanufacturing. Since introducing new technology in biopharmaceuticals and biomanufacturing is challenging as quality assurance and regulation keep barriers high up, Testa Challenge offers a possibility to understand these barriers and prove that the technology is industry-ready.
Timegateapplied for the Testa Challenge and were selected by an external advisory board as a participant with four other great companies. According to the Testa Center, the competition to join Testa Challenge 2022 was significant with many strong applicants from around the world, and therefore we are honored to have been selected. We will be at Testa Center on March 14th for couple of weeks.
We are going to test and verify our time-gated Raman technology for monitoring biomanufacturing processes. In more detail, we are going to monitor Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells in a bioreactor. We are excited to get valuable documentation of our time-gated Raman technology in biopharma production with the help of first-hand experience, real-world process data, and the accessibility of the state-of-art equipment and technologies at Testa Center.
The steps we are monitoring with our time-gated Raman in the Testa Challenge are upstream and downstream bioprocesses.
Top 5 ranked business incubator
Testa Center is a testing facility for biological production, and it is top 5 ranked business incubator in the world, located in Sweden, Uppsala. Uppsala is one of Sweden's largest life science communities, and Sweden has also a long history of various collaborations between industries and academies.
The Center enjoys a close-knitted innovation support system, and it is founded with an initiative between the Swedish government and the Testa Center owner Cytiva to secure the growth of the life science industry and its manufacturing capabilities. The center offers businesses and academies globally a modern, pilot-scale testbed for projects and education in the production of biological products and its main objective of Testa Center is to bridge the gap from discovery to industrialization.
Testa Challenge is funded by Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Region Uppsala, and European Union. Testa Challenge also has the support of STUNS Life Science, Pall Corporation, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. The Challenge takes place at the Testa Center.
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Make sure to take a look at our social media accounts LinkedIn and Twitter, as we are publishing more about this challenge soon! Also, we are following up on the results of our participation in the Testa Challenge here on our website after the challenge.
We want to thank everyone at the Testa Center for this opportunity. Follow along our journey in the Testa Challenge 2022!