A method of automatic pH control of a bicarbonate-CO2 buffer system for the submerged culture of hamster kidney cells



The equipment and operational techniques are described which were found suitable to control pH in the range 6.8–7.8 pH, within ±0.03 pH units of the desired value, at cell concentrations up to a maximum of 2.5 × 106/ml. The results of batch growth of a suspension strain of the BHK cell (clone 13) under conditions of controlled pH are given and the significance of these results is discussed.