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 An interview with Juris Vanags, the CEO of the JSC “Biotehniskais Centrs”

An interview with Juris Vanags, the CEO of the JSC “Biotehniskais Centrs”

Publish date: 2013-01-28

Juris Vanags, the CEO of the JSC “Biotehniskais Centrs” – a Latvian company, which is a manufacturer of the bioreactors. The interview is connected with the challenges and future plans of the company.

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Your company produces laboratory and pilot scale bioreactors. Do you plan the expanding of your manufacturing to some bigger bioreactors?

We develop and manufacture laboratory and pilot scale bioreactors. Maximal volume of the pilot scale what we have made in last year is 3000 liters. We had projects regarding also industrial scale (till 100 m3), but these projects were connected with process automation and control. In principle we are ready to develop (by cooperation with another manufacturers) also larger bioreactors, but it rather depends on demand.

5. juris vanags.jpgWhat are the main obstacles and challenges during development of the bioreactors?

The main obstacle and challenge is to find new projects, and then to find optimal solution for current projects. Due to this we always do development to be competitive in the bioreactor market. 

What are the plans of your company for the nearest future? 

Our plan is to increase the project amount. Due to this we develop new solutions and approaches. For example, we have under development a novel aseptic magnetic drive for bioreactors and a model based process control to realize automatic fed-batch.

The biopharmaceutical company Biotechpharma opens a new R&D centre in Lithuanian Santara Valley. Are there some similar projects in Latvia at that moment?

Unfortunately, there are currently no similar projects in Latvia, but worth mentioning are four places – two competent centers (The Competence Centre for Environmental Protection, Bioenergy and Biotechnology; The Pharma and Chemistry Competence Centre of Latvia) and two clusters. One of them is the “Life Science Cluster of Latvia” and the second one is the CleanTech Latvia cluster. Two other places are involved in research programs. Latvian University Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology and the largest in our country with biotechnology connected research centre- the Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre.

Are you going to come to the Bioforum 2013, which will be held from 22nd to 23rd of May in Budapest?

I will obligatory come! Last year I was involved in some other event, which was simultaneously held and I was not able to come to Brno, but this year I will for sure visit the Bioforum.

More about the company:,jsc_biotehnikais_centrs__an_innovative_latvian_biotech_company.html

We invite to the website of JSC “Biotehniskais Centrs”:

By Jędrzej Bąk


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