Single-use capacitance based biomass sensors for Thermo Scientific single-use bioreactors.

ABER’s on-line biomass monitors measure viable cell density in real-time through capacitance readings, giving a continuous, in-situ representation of viable cell concentration, eliminating the need for offline sampling. All the probes are ready for use in cGMP environments.

ABER offers the widest range of reusable and single-use sensors for your cell counting and monitoring needs, whether they are for benchtop, scale-up or cGMP in single-use or reusable formats, the readings are comparable.

The measurement principle is based on capacitance. In an alternating electrical field, viable cells behave like small capacitors due to a build-up of charge across the cell membrane. The charge from these capacitors is measured and can be strongly correlated to cell density. Non-viable cells do not hold charge and as such, are not measured by the technology.

Key benefits:

  • Eliminate the need for regular sampling and congested labs
  • Automate control of critical events throughout your process via a continuous data stream
  • Improve the productivity and consistency of your process
  • Track record of success in cGMP environments
  • Troubleshooting tool to detect source of process deviation
  • Receive world-class support from the foremost experts in the technology
  • Non-disruptive cell density measurements
  • Fingerprint your process for real-time detection of deviations
  • Reduce process contamination risk related to manual sampling

More on ABER

ABER Instruments Ltd was founded in 1988 and since then, has been responsible for setting the benchmark in innovation with the development and commercial application of the radio frequency impedance method for measuring live biomass. As a successful global company, ABER provides thousands of advanced systems for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The Biotech FUTURA range contains compact, lightweight biomass monitoring instrumentation for use on conventional and disposable bioreactors.

Emma’s take on this product

Emma Craughan
Technical Sales Specialist

Accuracy: Aber’s Futura is designed to give an accurate reading of viable biomass using capacitance. Their technology provides the ability for real-time accurate measurement and control of biomass concentration from lab scale all the way up to GMP manufacturing.

Versatility: Aber probes can be used for many applications in the biopharma and biotech spheres, including cell culture, microcarriers, and packed beds as well as microbial, yeast, and mycelial applications. Their plug and play design ensures seamless integration with your pre-existing process equipment.

Did you know?

A number of cGMP bioprocessing facilities have advanced to using capacitance as a direct measurement of cell health, and is their new ‘gold standard’ for process control.

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    ABER’s FUTURA range of biomass measurement and monitoring sensors offers compact, lightweight instrumentation for use on conventional and disposable bioreactors alike.