Finesse Solutions, CA, has come up with the VirtualTransmitter core module, which interfaces to the TruFlour pH and the single–use dissolved oxygen (DO) sensors. The VirtualTransmitter module is completely integrated and authenticated into the TruBio DV 4.0 software.
The DeltaV Controller from Emerson Process Management continues to drive the TruBio DV. The VirtualTransmitter can be operated with the 10.3 and 11.3 DeltaV versions. All the T700 and T300 hardware platforms come with an option of a single or redundant TruFlour pH and DO blades.
The electronic core of the regular TruFlour transmitter is the TruFlour blades with an active digital communication option. The VirtualTransmitter facilitates digital signals to be exchanged between a controller and the TruFlour transmitter blades. This allows diagnostics, alarms and automated calibration information transfer. The VirtualTransmitter is superior to the original transmitter by the following features; it can be operated by an HMI touch screen and calibration data can be downloaded from an emailed file or from a memory stick.
Barbara Paldus, CEO of Finesse stressed on the capability of Single-use sensors to be seamlessly integrated into the hardware and software of the control platform as they have become the absolute standard in bioprocessing. She added that the VirtualTransmitter and TruFlour Blades symbolise the advent of the next generation technology into the single-use bioreactor control product line. Having said this, she hopes that more and more systems will make use of this technology.
Finesse Solutions, based out of California, has a proven track record in providing specific and ready to use solutions for single use bio-processing. They have an impressive range of products such as disposable sensors, modular configure-to-order automation hardware that make bioprocess information and technology transfer to be in-sync. They offer end-to-end services for deployment of single use equipment.