News | March 3, 2014

Finesse Solutions Launches TruBio µC 3.5 Bioreactor Control Software For Its Novel G3Lab Universal Controllers

Finesse Solutions, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life science process applications, announced the release of TruBio µC version 3.5 bioreactor control software. The software has been optimized for lab scale (≤ 50 L) bioreactors and enables the use of G3Lab Universal controllers and the new SmartParts components.

TruBio µC harnesses the processing power of the Wintel plat form to achieve smart control that is fully scalable and works “out-of- the-box”. TruBio µC software also has many other advanced features already integrated for end user convenience: for example, data graphing and reporting are standard along with off-line data entry and electronic process notes.

TruBio µC software has been optimized to provide a cost-effective and user-friendly solution for research and process development needs. Version 3.5 allows users to automatically switch between stirred bioreactors made from glass or plastic to rockers, and between re-usable to single-use sensors, further increasing the flexibility of the platform as a “point of control” that is no longer fixed to a vessel type or specific process.

TruBio μC is truly “click-and-process” because all control loops are pre-tuned to the bioreactor vessel being used. The control loop parameters are stored in vessel configuration files, which facilitates rapid scale-up from a 1L to a 20L glass vessel or a 10L to a 50L rocker. Each vessel file is created using data obtained when the vessel is characterized and contains all of the information required to control critical process parameters.

TruBio µC 3.5 software also allows multiple network computers to off load their process data to an application station (data aggregating) historian. This architecture expansion converts the network computers into operator stations so that large numbers of bench scale bioreactors can be easily configured for sophisticated design of experiment runs, but all of the data is stored for analysis in one location. For mobility within the laboratory, version 3.5 can also run on an iPAD or iPADmini.

About Finesse Solutions, Inc.
California-based Finesse Solutions, Inc., has established a solid record in providing turn-key, scalable solutions for single-use upstream bio-processing. The Finesse product platform includes novel disposable sensors, modular automation hardware, and intelligent software that enable data and technology transfer any where in the world. Finesse also offers a complete set of services including commissioning and validation for rapid and reliable deployment of single-use equipment. For more information, visit www.finesse.com.

SOURCE: Finesse Solutions, Inc.