Grow your cultures, get results, and repeat.

Introducing Pioreactor: the affordable bioreactor. It's user-friendly, flexible, and easy-to-scale.

Drawing of Pioreactor

Grow, monitor, and control your cultures

Pioreactor helps you design and observe your experiments.

The Pioreactor bioreactor on a white background. The Pioreactor is matte black, and stands on a Raspberry Pi computer using plastic supports. A fan is positioned between the Raspberry Pi and the top of the Pioreactor.
  • Real-time optical density measurements

    Continuously monitor the density and growth rate of your cultures (yeast, bacteria, and algae)

  • Control temperature

    Manually set or automate your bioreactor's temperature to suit your needs

  • Online platform

    Monitor and control the state of your cultures in Pioreactor’s online platform

  • Cluster management

    Create a cluster of any number of Pioreactors and control them in parallel from the online platform

  • Liquid handling

    Add and remove media from your bioreactor using Pioreactor’s pumping system

  • And much more...

    Pioreactor has much more to offer: learn about all of Pioreactor's features

Visualize real-time optical density measurements directly from your Pioreactor in our online platform.

Designed for researchers, students, and everyone curious about biology

Two Pioreactors bioreactors being used, with the web interface in the background

Automate your experiments

Built-in automation

Turn your Pioreactor into a turbidostat, chemostat, night/day photo-bioreactor or define your own automation code using our Python API.

Pumping system

Add and remove media from your bioreactor using Pioreactor’s peristaltic pumps. Activate the pumps manually or on triggers. Calibration is streamlined, too!

Community plugins library

Customize and extend your Pioreactor using one of our community-developed plugins. Develop your own plugins and share with other groups.