OPC Connectivity between TruBio Software and Nova FLEX Analyzers

 

          

March 5th, 2009 – Finesse Solutions, LLC, Santa Clara, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for bioprocess applications, and Nova Biomedical, Waltham, MA, a world leader in biotechnology process monitoring announced the release of a TruBio™ plug-in for OPC connectivity between TruBio control software and Nova FLEX® analyzers. OPC is the de facto standard for data exchange between process control systems and different hardware platforms. 

OPC-based communication between a Nova FLEX® and TruBio™ reduces errors or time delays of manual sampling, and provides automated reporting of results. More sophisticated process control strategies can be implemented, process parameters can be adjusted without human intervention, and, when process alarm conditions occur, off-site personnel can be alerted and/or automatic corrective action be taken. Additionally, all off-line FLEX data can be directly consolidated into the TruBio/DeltaV historian, or used in automated batch report generation for electronic records. 

Basil Zimmo, Vice President of Software at Finesse, stated, “The Nova FLEX®-TruBio plug-in will reduce operating costs: printouts of standalone analyzer results will no longer have to be manually attached or tracked.   Furthermore, this product will improve bioprocess quality and yield: programming a Nova FLEX to automatically standardize an in-situ probe or using FLEX cell viability data in real-time algorithms will increase the accuracy and repeatability of control.”

“By redefining the standard associated with offline data to include complete integration and the value of those data as they are applied to the bioprocess automatically, Nova and Finesse continue to provide the cutting edge technology required to bring the biotechnology industry into a new era of effectiveness and profitability, thereby allowing our customers real-time benefits that, until now, were impossible.” said Lyle Peshek, National Sales Manager for Nova Biomedical.

About Finesse Solutions, LLC California-based Finesse Solutions, LLC, leads the way in developing new measurement and control technologies, in order to enable the transition to single-use systems, bring new capabilities to existing bioreactor platforms, and harmonize global bio-process information transfer. Our current product family provides comprehensive measurement and control solutions for upstream processes in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. For more information, please visit us at www.finesse.com.

About Nova Biomedical Nova Biomedical is committed to continue its technology leadership with advanced products that provide better, faster diagnostic information. We continue to innovate biotechnology instruments that allow faster, more economical development of drugs and other therapeutic products.