Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.93, No.1-2, 282-288, 2021
XAD Resins for Increased Rebeccamycin Productivity in Cultivations of Lentzea aerocolonigenes
Lentzea aerocolonigenes produces the antitumor antibiotic rebeccamycin. For a medical application maximized titers and appropriate downstream processing are necessary. The addition of the adsorbents XAD 4, XAD 17 HP, and XAD 16 N was investigated for increased productivity and in situ product recovery. An increase in product titer was observed for XAD 7 HP and XAD 16 N. A combination of these particles with glass beads led to a further increase. Moreover, rebeccamycin can be adsorbed to these particles which facilitate the extraction since the liquid phase can be dispensed with.