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Bioexpression & Fermentation Facility: BFF to Georgia’s bioeconomy

Alan Flurry

Biomanufacturing has been around for thousands of years, though it wasn’t called that when our ancestors were making beer, wine, cheese, bread and vinegar. Mankind has long understood the value of fermentation, the metabolic process of converting things like sugar or starch into alcohol or acid.

At the University of Georgia, biomanufacturing is based at the on-campus Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility, which has been churning out important research and services for Georgia research faculty and students—as well as industry clients from around the world—for more than a half-century. As the largest such facility in the Southeast, the BFF is poised to become a critical player in the next generation of biomanufacturing.

Continue reading this excellent feature on the BFF, courtesy of our own in UGA Research Communications.

Image: Senior Research Scientist David Blum directs the Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility, which for more than 50 years has been serving UGA faculty and industry needs in biomanufacturing. Housed in a 9,500-square-foot space wedged between the Davison Life Sciences Complex and the new I-STEM Building, the BFF offers a range of testing and production services for its clients. (Photo by Jason Thrasher)

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