Umetrics Releases SIMCA®-Batch On-Line (SBOL) Version 3.3 Providing Multivariate Process Monitoring of Batch Processes

Umea, Sweden, January 29, 2009 - Umetrics, a world leader in multivariate data analysis software and training, announces the release of SIMCA® Batch On-Line (SBOL) Version 3.3 . This on-line multivariate analysis software performs batch process monitoring and MSPC, and provides an easy to interpret batch fingerprint for the running batch.

SBOL 3.3 is compatible with SIMCA-P+ Version 12. It allows comparisons between a running batch and a training set batch, allows plotting of two process variables on the same chart, and has improved memory use and catch-up functionality.

"Version 3.3 represents an important upgrade, with new functionalities and the continued focus on flexibility and interpretability," says Lars Lindstrom, General Manager of Umetrics. "The improvements in SBOL 3.3 will make it even more powerful and still easier to use."

More information can be found at Umetrics home page

About Umetrics
Umetrics is a leading-edge software company which supplies data analysis software, support, and training in multivariate analysis and design of experiments. Umetrics provides solutions for both off-line and on-line applications to a broad range of companies, particularly for the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical sectors. Umetrics is a subsidiary of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a worldwide provider of monitoring and control technologies located in Andover, MA, USA.

Corporate US contact:
Amos Dor
Phone: 408-750-2907

International contact:
Lars Lindstrom
Phone: +46 40 664 25 92

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