Finesse Solutions Showcases SmartBag with Fully Integrated Single-Use pH and pO2 Sensors for Rocker Bioreactors at Interphex
San Jose, Calif. – March 15, 2011 – Finesse Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced a live demonstration of its new SmartBag product for rocker bioreactors at Interphex 2011 in New York, March 29-31.
Bioprocessing specialists will get a close-up look at the first robust single-use of the SensorPak solution that has been seamlessly integrated into a pillow bag and is resistant to gamma radiation sterilization. SmartBags are designed to be plug-and-play bio-processing containers having full measurement capability for at least 21 days.
The SmartBag SensorPak leverages TruFluor pH and dissolved oxygen phase fluorometric technology in a compact assembly that is pre-calibrated using a SmartChip and provides accurate, drift-free, in-situ measurements. The combined pH and DO optical reader uses advanced optical components including a large area photodiode that minimizes photo-degradation of the active sensing elements. The SensorPak also leverages TruFluor temperature 316L stainless steel thermal window for highly stable readings. The SensorPak is welded into the single-use vessel and eliminates the need for sterile connectors and their associated complications such as leakage and batch contamination. All wetted materials of the SensorPak are USP class VI compliant and being identical to TruFluor, allow directly measurement comparisons and scale-up from 10L rocker bags to 2,000L SUBs.
A SmartBag retrofit for the most commonly utilized rocker platform trays will be demonstrated at the show, along with the T300 labscale controller for gas and liquid management. According to Finesse Solutions CTO Dr. Mark Selker, “It is a pleasure to introduce SmartPak technology and the Smartbag to the bioprocessing market at such a major event. This product is optimized for accuracy, lifetime, and ease of use. We anticipate that the SensorPak will provide a unique, complete solution for single-use seed train bio-processing applications, which are still in great need of reliable and trustworthy key process parameter measurements.”
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.