DST Controls Partners with Finesse



April 18, 2007 – Finesse Solutions, LLC, Santa Clara, CA, and DST Controls, Benicia, CA, have signed a licensing agreement for the TruBio™ OS – Bioreactor Control Operating System, the first digitally enabled, fully configurable “Open” process control system developed specifically for the life science industry.

The combination of DST’s thirty-plus years of providing process automation and industrial data solutions and Finesse’s rapidly increasing role as a provider of commercial off-the-shelf  control system solutions for the life sciences will provide the industry with the tools and resources needed for the most cost effective process automation possible.

“We are pleased to be working with such a recognized leader in our industry,” stated Larry West,Executive V.P. of Sales & Marketing at Finesse. “The combination of the TruBio™ OS with the strong reputation and extensive process automation experience of DST Controls, promises to provide our industry with the tools they need to take advantage of emerging process technologies,evolving regulator requirements and an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said West.

“Providing Finesse’s world class TruBio™ OS product with our installation, commissioning, configuration and validation services will allow our clients to realize the benefits of the TruBio™ OS quickly,” said Bill Van Dervoort, Director – Life Sciences Division, DST Controls.

About Finesse California based Finesse is a global leader in process measurement and control technologies. Our family of products – TruBio™, TruLogic™, TruViu™, TruCell™, TrupH™, and TruDO™, provide comprehensive solutions for measurement and control processes in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

About DST Controls DST Controls was founded in 1975 by Bill Southard who continues today as President and CEO.DST’s offers to the marketplace are Process Control Design and Integration; IT Monitoring and Security; Equipment, Facility, and Process Validation; and Control Panel Assembly. With 44,000square feet of available office and manufacturing space and a strong team of professional engineers in diverse disciplines, DST has the capacity and flexibility to implement automation in a wide range of environments and sizes. DST’s quality system is ISO-9001: 2000 registered.