Newsletter on ProRBR product launch

Read SpinChem’s latest newsletter on the process rotating bed reactor (ProRBR), designed for batch and flow processing of liquid volumes of 100 L to several thousand cubic metres.

SpinChem® newsletter 2018-06-20

Newsletter on parallel reaction screening using the MagRBR

Read SpinChem’s latest newsletter about how the magnetic rotating bed reactor (MagRBR) can simplify the screening of solid biocatalysts for your biotransformation reaction, or help finding the most suitable enzyme immobilization resin for your enzyme.

SpinChem® newsletter 2018-05-31

Tips ‘n’ Tricks

SpinChem has a new video presenting several useful tips and tricks for easy operation of the SpinChem® rotating bed reactor (RBR) and associated equipment. The video contains instructions for filling the RBR, aligning the shaft and reaction vessel, applying vacuum, and other practical information.

Watch video!

Meet SpinChem at Analytica

Meet SpinChem at the Analytica conference in Munich the 10th to 13th of April. The new SpinChem® MagRBR (magnetic rotating bed reactor) will be displayed at the booth of our business partners at Purolite Life Sciences. If you would like a demonstration of the MagRBR, or to discuss any applications regarding biocatalysis and immobilized enzymes, stop by the Purolite booth, or send an email to, and we can set up a meeting!

You can also meet SpinChem at the Second Symposium on Biocatalysis in Wädenswil, Switzerland, the 7th of June, and the Gordon Research Conference on Biocatalysis in Biddeford, US, the 8th to 13th of July

Video of RBR S3 A1 with artificial intelligence and autonomous self-assembly

On this special day SpinChem presents a video of the next generation S3 A1 rotating bed reactor with artificial intelligence that allows completely autonomous self-assembly.

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Ozone removal of pharmaceutical contaminations in wastewater

In a new scientific publication, researchers have improved the removal of pharmaceutical contaminations such as ibuprofen from water, by using ozone gas combined with a heterogeneous catalyst in a SpinChem® rotating bed reactor (RBR). The RBR technology increased the degradation by increasing the dissolved gas concentrations and enhancing the mass transfer to the catalyst particles.

Advanced oxidation process for the removal of ibuprofen from aqueous solution: A non-catalytic and catalytic ozonation study in a semi-batch reactor

SpinChem initiates cooperation with global instrument manufacturer Mettler Toledo

Through an exciting new business cooperation, Mettler Toledo will now market and sell the SpinChem® rotating bed reactor (RBR). Heterogeneous reactions are made simple and efficient by combining the stable reaction environment of the Mettler Toledo EasyMax™ workstation with the efficient mass transfer of the SpinChem® RBR.

For more information, the following application notes cover immobilized enzyme recycling and screening, as well as simultaneous decolouration using the SpinChem® RBR in an EasyMax™ workstation:

Recycling of Immobilized Enzymes – Simple and Streamlined Biocatalysis

Screening of Immobilized Enzymes – Fast and Convenient Reaction Optimization

Simultaneous Selective Decolouration – Illustrating a Concept for Cascade Reactions

Newsletter on MagRBR product launch

Read the latest SpinChem® newsletter about the launch of the SpinChem® magnetic rotating bed reactor (MagRBR).

SpinChem® newsletter 2018-01-23

SpinChem MagRBR product launch

Official product launch of the SpinChem® MagRBR (magnetic rotating bed reactor), designed for screening of biocatalysts and biocatalytic reactions in liquid volumes of 5-100 mL. Watch the video, read the presentation and download the brochure.

Learn more about SpinChem® MagRBR

Towards environmentally friendly production of polycaprolactone

In a recent scientific paper, the authors suggested that performing their newly developed three-enzyme cascade reaction within a large scale rotating bed reactor could lead to an efficient and environmentally friendly production pathway for the biodegradable ester polycaprolactone.

“Co-expression of an alcohol dehydrogenase and a cyclohexanone monooxygenase for cascade reactions facilitates the regeneration of the NADPH cofactor” by Anna Kohl, Vishnu Srinivasamurthy, Dominique Böttcher, Johannes Kabisch, and Uwe T. Bornscheuer.

Enzyme and Microbial Technology 108 (2018) 53-58.