Finesse Solutions Introduces new T700 cGMP Upstream Processing Platform with G3 Hardware, Fully Integrated Single-Use Sensors
March 17, 2011 – Finesse Solutions, LLC, San Jose, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced the release of the T700™ upstream processing platform for single-use bioreactors ranging from 25L to 2,000L in size. The T700 family of turn-key control systems is designed to the highest performance and quality standards. Each turnkey system comprises TruViu® G3 hardware, TruBio® software, and TruFluor®/TruTorr® single-use sensors. The T700 platform brings the benefits of DeltaV reliability for cGMP applications in an affordable package, with easy scalability to multiple process trains using the DeltaV TruLogic® Controller. TruService installation, validation, and maintenance packages for the T700 platform ensure on-time, seamless commissioning validation, and reliable support.
T700 systems were optimized for use with single-use vessels that require redundant sensors and multiple peripherals. The G3 hardware system consists of a Utility Tower (holding the single-use sensor blades), a Pump Tower, and a Gas Manifold, as well as a large range of peripherals (cart, HMI, scales, third party sensors, external pumps, etc.). It is designed to minimize footprint and start-up cost. Two T700 systems can be mounted onto a cart with a NEMA 4X HMI for maximum process flexibility, or one T700 system can be mounted on bioreactor skid with integral HMI for total process mobility.
The new TruViu G3 hardware system provides a flexible yet plug-and-play solution without foregoing the robustness of industrial automation. The platform leverages next-generation TruFluor (pH and DO) blades having digital communications to the controller, and the Virtual Transmitter in TruBio software. This state-of-the art combination of hardware and software enables automated sensor calibration, full sensor diagnostics, and advanced alarming options for operators. TruBio 4.0 software enables state-of-the-art graphics, database management, calibration, alarms, report generation, OPC-interconnectivity with off-line analyzers, and real-time control algorithms. TruBio save/load files facilitate scale-up from 25L to 2,000L, and rapid, but secure technology transfer from PD into cGMP.
According to Finesse Solutions Manager of Integration and Automation, Mr. John Greenwood, “We have worked closely with our end users to define the requirements for the next generation single-use bioreactor controller. Seamless integration of single-use sensors and sensor redundancy were two key challenges to resolve. Our T700 platform allows end users to seamlessly transition from traditional to fully redundant single-use sensors. This represents a major advance in the control of single-use bioreactors.” John added, “We are looking forward to watching our T700 GMP systems deliver the competitive advantages of increased performance, long-term reliability, reduced operating costs, and greater configuration flexibility that are all enabled by our new design.”
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.