Product News: Controls & Controllers

Smart Controller suits single-use bioreactor systems.

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March 21, 2014 - Adaptable to most single-use bioreactors ranging from 50–2,000L, G3Lite™ SmartController for upstream cell culture and fermentation has standard set of 4 peristaltic SmartPumps as well as SmartTransmitters for TruFluor or electrochemical sensors. Up to 6 gases can be controlled using SmartMFCs in compact gas manifold. Compatible with both DeltaV™ and PC automation platforms, G3Lite interfaces with Finesse TruBio™ software to deliver optimal bioprocess control.

Original Press Release

Finesse Solutions Launches the G3Lite SmartController for Single-Use Bioreactor Systems

Press release date: March 17, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif.,  -- Finesse Solutions, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced the launch its new G3Lite(TM) SmartControllers for upstream cell culture and fermentation. The G3Lite extends the G3 family with a standalone controller for single-use bioreactors ranging from 50L to 2,000L. The G3Lite is an OEM product that can be adapted to most single-use bioreactors in the market. The G3Lite is initially available for both Millipore CellReady and Thermo Scientific HyPerformaTK Single Use Bioreactors.

The G3Lite controller leverages Finesse's SmartParts components in order to bring the benefits of industrial automation reliability and scalability in a very affordable package. The controller has a standard set of four peristaltic SmartPumps as well as SmartTransmitters for TruFluor or electrochemical sensors. Up to six gases can be controlled using SmartMFCs in a compact gas manifold. The G3Lite is compatible with both DeltaV(TM) and PC automation platforms. It interfaces easily with Finesse TruBio(TM) software to deliver optimal bioprocess control.

According to Finesse CEO, Dr. Barbara Paldus, "Our end users first asked for low cost and minimal footprint bioreactor controller systems, so we developed G3Lite product. This SmartController delivers the competitive advantages of increased performance, efficiency and reliability, reduced operating costs and improved ease of use in a future-proof package. It is designed to provide a flexible yet plug-and-play configuration, in order to maximize ease-of-use, simplify installation, and provide scheduled maintenance for both R&D and cGMP use cases."

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 novel disposable sensors, modular automation hardware, and intelligent software that can harmonize data and technology transfer globally.  Finesse also offers a complete set of services including commissioning and validation for rapid and reliable deployment of single-use equipment. For more information, please visit us at

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