Finesse Solutions Showcases SmartBag with Fully Integrated Single-Use pH and pO2 Sensors for Rocker Bioreactors at Interphex 2011

By Finesse Solutions Llc, PRNE
Monday, March 14, 2011

SAN JOSE, California, March 15, 2011 - Finesse Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of measurement and
control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced a live
demonstration of its new SmartBag product for rocker bioreactors at Interphex
2011 in New York, March 29-31.

Bioprocessing specialists will get a close-up look at the
first robust single-use of the SensorPak solution that has been seamlessly
integrated into a pillow bag and is resistant to gamma radiation
sterilization. SmartBags are designed to be plug-and-play bio-processing
containers having full measurement capability for at least 21 days.

The SmartBag SensorPak leverages TruFluor pH and dissolved
oxygen phase fluorometric technology in a compact assembly that is
pre-calibrated using a SmartChip and provides accurate, drift-free, in-situ
measurements. The combined pH and DO optical reader uses advanced optical
components including a large area photodiode that minimizes photo-degradation
of the active sensing elements. The SensorPak also leverages TruFluor
temperature 316L stainless steel thermal window for highly stable readings.
The SensorPak is welded into the single-use vessel and eliminates the need
for sterile connectors and their associated complications such as leakage and
batch contamination. All wetted materials of the SensorPak are USP class VI
compliant and being identical to TruFluor, allow directly measurement
comparisons and scale-up from 10L rocker bags to 2,000L SUBs.

A SmartBag retrofit for the most commonly utilized rocker
platform trays will be demonstrated at the show, along with the T300 lab
scale controller for gas and liquid management. According to Finesse
Solutions CTO Dr. Mark Selker, "It is a pleasure to introduce SmartPak
technology and the SmartBag to the bioprocessing market at such a major
event. This product is optimized for accuracy, lifetime, and ease of use. We
anticipate that the SensorPak will provide a unique, complete solution for
single-use seed train bio-processing applications, which are still in great
need of reliable and trustworthy key process parameter measurements."

About Finesse Solutions, LLC

California-based Finesse Solutions, LLC, has established a
proven record in providing turn-key, scalable solutions for single-use
upstream bio-processing. The Finesse product platform includes an extensive
portfolio of novel disposable sensors, modular configure-to-order automation
hardware, and intelligent software that can harmonize global bio-process
information and technology transfer. Finesse also offers a complete set of
services including startup, commissioning, and validation for rapid and
reliable deployment of single-use equipment into cGMP manufacturing
applications. For more information, please visit us at

Media, Barbara Paldus for Finesse Solutions, LLC, +1-408-570-9012

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