Rapid sampling devices for metabolic engineering applications
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- Schädel, F. & Franco-Lara, E. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2009) 83: 199. doi:10.1007/s00253-009-1976-x
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A number of rapid sampling devices for metabolic engineering applications have been developed over the last years with the purpose of the estimation of in vivo metabolic concentrations and dynamics. This review outlines the designs and characteristics as well as the developments and changes in diverse approaches over the years. Primary performance parameters for these constructions are sampling time and rate and, for an accurate representation of the in vivo condition in cells, the reproducibility of results and easy handling throughout the sampling operation.