Finesse Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced the launch of its new G3Lite+ SmartController for upstream cell culture and fermentation. The G3Lite+ extends the capabilities of Finesse’s G3Lite product for all major brands of single-use bioreactors (50L to 2,000L operating volume) and single-use fermenters (30L to 300L operating volume). The G3Lite+ is now available for Mobius® CellReady, Thermo Scientific™ HyPerforma™ TK SUB, GE Xcellerex XDR, and Pall PadReactor® single-use vessels. The G3Lite+ is also compatible with single-use fermenters such as the Thermo Scientific HyPerforma 30L to 300L single-use fermenters. The G3Lite+ interfaces easily with Finesse TruBio® DV 5.0 software to deliver optimal bioprocess control.
The G3Lite+ controller continues to leverage Finesse’s SmartParts™ to deliver industrial automation reliability and scalability in a very affordable package. The controller can accommodate up to four peristaltic SmartPumps™, locally, or it can be connected to an external pump tower, which can control up to seven pumps. The G3Lite+ also incorporates SmartTransmitters for TruFluor™ single-use sensors or electrochemical sensors.
Up to six gases can be controlled using SmartMFCs in a compact gas manifold; the G3Lite+ also enables high flow-rate SmartMFC™ gas manifolds that are required for fermentation applications. Further, the G3Lite+ enables control of redundant vent filter heaters (including automatic switchover) and has dedicated outputs for building alarms or digital control of harvest valves. For fermentation applications, the G3Lite+ now incorporates foam level detection. The G3Lite+ also supports a dedicated TruTorr™ transmitter for bag integrity verification using TruBio DV software.
“Based on the success of our first generation G3Lite low-cost and minimal footprint bioreactor controller systems, we developed the next generation G3Lite+ product to expand the breadth of single-use vessel brands that can be controlled,” said Dr. Barbara Paldus, CEO of Finesse. “This SmartController increases performance with new features, efficiency, and reliability, and continues to deliver on the value proposition of the G3Lite, namely reduced operating costs and improved ease of use. It is designed to provide a flexible, yet plug-and-play, configuration for both R&D and CGMP use cases.”