SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Finesse Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, and Nova Biomedical, Waltham, MA, a world leader in biotechnology process monitoring announced the first TruBio(TM) OS plug-in for OPC connectivity between TruBio(TM) OS and Nova BioProfile 400, 100 Plus, Basic 4 and Basic 2 analyzers. Both companies confirmed that a TruBio(TM) OS plug-in for OPC connectivity to the Nova Flex is currently in development.
OPC (Openness, Productivity and Collaboration) has become the de facto standard for data exchange in process control systems. It has been adopted by the majority of the control system manufacturers in the bioprocess industry and has proven to be a reliable method for sharing information across different hardware platforms.
Automatic data exchange using OPC between a lab analyzer and control system reduces errors and time delays of manual sampling, and provides automated reporting of results. It also allows the control system to adjust process parameters without a 24/7 operator presence, and, in the event of process alarm conditions, alerts off-site personnel and/or takes automatic corrective action.
This level of integration enables direct consolidation of off-line lab analyzer results into existing historical data collection, automates batch report generation, and creates a complete electronic record. Printouts of standalone analyzer results do not have to be manually attached or tracked with electronic batch reports that control systems already provide.
"Taking advantage of OPC connectivity between Nova analyzers and the
Finesse bioprocess control system will improve quality and yield, while
reducing operating costs. For example, programming a Nova analyzer to
automatically standardize an in-situ probe, or using the resulting sample
data in real-time control algorithms, will increase both process
understanding and control
|SOURCE Finesse Solutions, LLC|
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