Finesse Solutions Launches Next Generation G3Lab Universal SmartControllers to Enhance Productivity in Bench Scale Cell Culture
Santa Clara, California (June 5, 2013) – Finesse Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced the launch of its new G3Lab Universal™ SmartControllers for upstream cell culture and fermentation.
These SmartControllers are designed to not only work with stirred-tank glass vessels from most major manufacturers, but also stirred-tank single-use vessels and rockers. They offer single-use sensors for pH and dissolved oxygen as well as traditional electrochemical ones and standard sensors for temperature and foam/level. They also have a significant amount of spare input/output capacity for peripheral devices such as pumps or scales for more sophisticated perfusion processes.
Each G3Lab Universal controller leverages Finesse’s new SmartParts components. The utility tower has a standard set of four peristaltic SmartPumps, a SmartMotor driver and SmartTransmitters for TruFluor or electrochemical sensors. Up to six gases can be controlled using SmartMFCs in a compact gas manifold. The new packaging also further reduces the footprint of each unit in order optimize lab bench utilitization.
Dr. Barbara Paldus, CEO of Finesse stated that “G3Lab Universal SmartControllers represent a paradigm shift in building a research or process development laboratory, because each SmartController represents a bio-processing point rather than a specific bioreactor vessel. The laboratory can be easily re-configured for different process platforms in different groupings with a minimal capital investment. Because all the SmartControllers can be networked into a single-use data historian, they represent a step forward in asset optimization and R&D data management.”
About Finesse Solutions, Inc.
California-based Finesse Solutions, Inc, 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