Bio-Innovations: Meet the Bioreactor Manufacturers Pioneering the Future of Manufacturing

Published Date : Apr 2023
Author : Pratibha Bhattacharjee
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A bioreactor is referred to as a kind of device that is used to grow and maintain living cells or organisms for the purpose of producing a specific product, such as enzymes, antibodies, or pharmaceuticals.

The top bioreactor manufacturers influencing the growth trajectory of this business landscape are-

Danaher Corporation

Market Position or History

In 2020, Danaher Corporation announced the acquisition of GE Life Sciences, a biopharmaceutical manufacturing solutions and technologies provider.

Business Overview and Strategy

Mitchell P. Rales and Steven Rales established the company in 1969. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., United States. It is known for designing, manufacturing, and marketing medical devices and equipment. It further owns several companies that manufacture bioprocessing equipment and solutions, including bioreactors.

Danaher Corporation is envisioned at becoming a global leader in science and technology, providing innovative solutions that improve the quality of life for people around the world. The company strives to achieve this by operating a portfolio of businesses that are leaders in their respective markets and by investing in research and development to drive innovation and create value for customers.


  • It has a broad range of offerings.
  • It has a strong commitment to sustainability.
  • The company has strong customer relationships, built on a reputation for quality, reliability, and customer service.
  • It has a robust supply chain management system, with a focus on lean manufacturing and inventory management.


  • It has a significant dependence on a few large customers, which can create a risk if these customers were to reduce their orders or switch to a competitor.
  • It operates in a highly regulated sector.


Market Position or History

In 2019, Getinge announced the acquisition of Stericool, a provider of low-temperature sterilization systems for healthcare facilities.

Business Overview and Strategy

The company was established in 1904 by Olander Larsson. Its headquarters are located in Gothenburg, Sweden. It specializes in providing equipment, solutions, and services for the healthcare industry. The company operates in three main areas: Infection Control, Extended Care, and Medical Systems.

Getinge strives  to develop new and innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of healthcare providers and patients. Its vision and aim reflect its commitment to improving healthcare outcomes through innovation, customer focus, and sustainability.


  • It has a broad product portfolio in medical technology solutions.
  • The company has a strong global presence in over 135 countries.
  • It has a strong commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.


  • It relies on a few key customers for a significant portion of revenue.
  • It is vulnerable to changes in healthcare policies and regulations.

Sartorius AG

Market Position or History

In 2021, Sartorius AG acquired Biological Industries, a leading global provider of cell culture media and sera for biopharmaceutical, regenerative medicine, and diagnostic applications. This acquisition further expanded Sartorius' portfolio of cell culture products and services.

Business Overview and  Strategy

The company was founded  by Florenz Sartorius in 1870. Its headquarters are located in Göttingen, Germany. It specializes in the production and sale of laboratory and process technologies. The company is divided into two main divisions: Bioprocess Solutions and Lab Products & Services.

Sartorius AG is known for its innovative products and technologies, as well as its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Its prime vision is to contribute to improving people's lives by providing innovative products and services that enable the development and production of life-saving therapies and medicines.


  • It has received several awards for its environmental and social initiatives.
  • It has a broad range of offerings.
  • It has a strong focus on innovation and research and development (R&D).


  • It is highly vulnerable to currency and geopolitical risks due to its global operations.
  • It is susceptible to supply chain disruptions or production delays due to the complex nature of its products and technologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Market Position or History

In January 2023, Thermo Fisher Scientific announced to have completed the acquisition of The Binding Site Group for USD 2.8 billion.

Business Position and Strategy

Established in the year 1956, Thermo Fisher Scientific has its headquarters situated in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. This enterprise was formed by the coalition of two distinct entities namely Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific. Its primary production involves the manufacturing and distribution of medicinal consumables, reagents, software services, and scientific paraphernalia.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has an assorted collection of progressive generation sequencing-based entities under its wing. It has been a prominent global leader in the field of medicinal science, with the paramount objective of developing efficacious medication and therapeutics to cure a wide range of maladies. The company endeavours to create a safer, purer, and healthier world.


  • It has a wide consumer base.
  • It has been showcasing a strong financial position with consistent revenue growth.
  • It has a robust supply chain management system.


  • It is dependent on a few major suppliers for raw materials.
  • It has limited exposure to emerging markets.
  • It has limited brand recognition compared to some competitors.

Eppendorf AG

Market Position or History

In 2020, Eppendorf AG acquired Bio-ITech, a software company specializing in laboratory data management and analysis.

Business Overview and Strategy

Heinrich Netheler and Hans Hinz established the company in 1945. Its headquarters are situated in Hamburg, Germany. It is known for developing, manufacturing, and distributing laboratory based products and medical devices. Its products cater to the needs of chemical, biotech, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

Eppendorf AG envisions to be a leading global life sciences company that provides innovative and reliable products and services to customers in the fields of research, diagnostics, and bioprocessing.


  • It offers innovative and high-quality products and solutions.
  • It has a strong brand reputation in the life sciences industry.
  • It has a well-established global distribution network.
  • The company has a diversified product portfolio that caters to different customer needs.


  • It faces intense competition from other players.
  • It is subject to the increasing regulatory scrutiny and compliance requirements.


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