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Welcome to OptFerm


OptFerm is a computational platform for the simulation and optimization of fermentation processes. The aim of this project is to offer a platform-independent, user-friendly, open-source and extensible environment for Bioengineering process optimization that can be used to increase productivity.

This tool is focused in optimizing a feeding trajectory to be fed into a fed-batch bioreactor and to calculate the best concentration of nutrients to initiate the fermentation.

Also, contains a module for the estimation of kinetic and yield parameters, allowing the use of experimental data obtained from batch or fed-batch fermentations to reach the best possible model setup.

Main Features

OptFerm is primarily designed to modelling and work with Fed-Batch fermentation processes. Thus, mostly of the presented features needs the representation (mathematical model) of a fermentation process.