Finesse launches MathLogic, SmartDose, and BlackBox Modules for Advanced Control wth TruBio DV 4.0 Bioprocess Software

March 22,  2011 – Finesse, LLC, Santa Clara, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life science process applications, has announced the official launch of three new core modules for advanced control in its fourth generation TruBio DV software.

These modules are targeted at giving bioprocessing specialists the ability to utilize process data to create novel control strategies, facilitate sophisticated mathematical computation and logic based decision, and seamlessly utilize their own DeltaV control modules. Since its first launch in 2007, TruBio DV continues to be powered by a DeltaV Controller from Emerson Process Management, and is fully compatible with DeltaV versions 9.3 through 11.3.

“To date, TruBio DV software has integrated analog and OPC-based communication with a significant number of in-line and off-line sensors, thereby providing users with significant amounts of information about their process. Our new advanced control modules will allow users to actually use this information effectively for process characterization and optimization” stated Dr. Mark Selker, CTO at Finesse. He added, “TruBio DV 4.0 not only has significantly enhanced features for traditional sensor calibration, on-line DeltaV parameter access, and conditional alarming, but with the addition of these modules enables unique capability for both cell culture and fermentation applications.”

MathLogic provides an enhanced process parameter calculator as well as comparison and nested logic statement ability for rapidly optimizing process control campaigns. SmartDose is a new feature for liquid control that simplifies programming typical pump dosing algorithms such as bolus, ramp, and continuous feed, with or without feedback from weigh scales. BlackBoxControl unlocks TruBio for DeltaV automation experts by allowing them to program their own control modules for key process parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen, and temperature, and then easily connect these custom modules to TruBio through a “parameter hook”.

About Finesse Solutions, LLC

California-based Finesse Solutions, LLC, has established a proven record in providing turn-key, scalable solutions for single-use upstream bio-processing. The Finesse product platform includes an extensive portfolio of novel disposable sensors, modular configure-to-order automation hardware, and intelligent software that can harmonize global bio-process information and technology transfer. Finesse also offers a complete set of services including startup, commissioning, and validation for rapid and reliable deployment of single-use equipment into cGMP manufacturing applications.

Media: Barbara Paldus, 408-570-9012