Product News: Software

Instrument Driver supports Raman spectrometers.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 10, 2014 - Integrating all functions of B&W Tek’s instruments, DX and RX Analytic Instrument Software features data manipulation and application development capabilities as well as ability to communicate with third party programs. Platforms streamline development of comprehensive analytical methods encompassing instrument and sample system control, data analysis, process trending, database archiving, and reporting. Each method is permanently stored in Oracle® database and is under full version control.

Symbion Systems, Inc. - Tustin, CA

Original Press Release

Symbion Systems Announces the Availability of Its Driver for B&W Tek Raman Spectrometers

Press release date: Feb 27, 2014

TUSTIN, Calif. — Symbion Systems, Inc., a leader in providing analytical instrument control, analysis, and connectivity software,  today announced the release of its driver for B&W Tek Raman spectrometers.  B&W Tek is the world leader in handheld and portable Raman for pharmaceutical and process control applications, and is the only company with a full range of handheld and desktop Raman systems.  The new driver from Symbion Systems integrates all of the functions of B&W Tek’s instruments into the Symbion-DX and RX analytical instrument software suites, providing comprehensive capabilities for both laboratory development and on-line process monitoring (PAT) for regulated and non-regulated industries. 

B&W Tek’s full range of portable and handheld Raman spectrometers offer non-invasive, non-destructive sample analysis that can be performed through transparent containers, all while maintaining sample integrity and volume.  Their mobile Raman platform provides rapid and reliable results in almost any environment, making it the ideal platform for Symbion’s software.  In addition to instrumentation, B&W Tek provides a full range of support with implementation, including IQ, OQ, PQ documentation and training, making them a provider of not just equipment, but total solutions.

The addition of Symbion’s software functionality broadens B&W Tek’s already comprehensive line of software (including sophisticated platforms such as BWID and BWIQ) as well as the considerable capabilities of B&W Tek’s instruments.  Now, the technologies of both companies operate as autonomous analytical systems providing complete sample system control, database storage (including store and forward capability), and integral chemometric modeling and prediction.  

Symbion-DX and RX provide standardized platforms for controlling a wide range of spectrometers and other analytical instruments. In addition, they feature extensive data manipulation and application development capabilities as well as the ability to communicate with numerous third party programs, and enterprise-wide data systems. In short, Symbion-DX and RX streamline the development of comprehensive analytical methods encompassing instrument and sample system control, data analysis, process trending, database archiving, and reporting to enterprise-wide data systems. Each method is permanently stored in an Oracle® database and is under full version control, compliant with 21 CFR Part 11. Once validated, a method can be recalled from the database and downloaded for deployment at multiple instrumentation locations.

About Symbion Systems, Inc.
Symbion Systems, Inc. was founded in 2002 to develop and market standardized instrument control and data management software for the analytical instrument and process analytical industries. The company’s products are employed both by instruments manufacturers for instrument control and data handling and by end-users for integrating diverse functions in laboratory and process installations. In addition, Symbion works closely with its sister company, Axiom Analytical, Inc. to develop and implement comprehensive hardware and software systems for on-line process analysis.

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About B&W Tek
B&W Tek, Inc. is an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms.  Our commitment to innovative solutions has made B&W Tek a leader in Raman spectroscopy solutions worldwide through material identification, authentication, and characterization.  B&W Tek provides solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical, and research communities.

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