Designed with utmost flexibility in mind, the new Agilitech bioreactor controller provides simultaneous control of up to two single-use bioreactors from 30 L up to 2000 L. A unique brand-agnostic design allows for integration with any brand single-use bioreactor.
The controls are based on an ISA-88 batch-compliant structure, which offers the flexibility to use the system as a stand-alone system or part of a larger unified system architecture. The controllers help to future-proof bioprocesses by evolving as needs change. Since the building blocks for automation are already in place, customers can start out using the system with local control and then integrate with a larger system when that system is built out. The controller allows for batch and recipe control and offers MES capability with little or no software modifications.
Agilitech controllers can also be adapted to any modern automation and control system, including state-of-the-art industrial platforms such as DeltaV® and Rockwell Automation®. The open system architecture is never locked down, which enables users to make modifications on their own. Using an ISA-88 structure to create the building blocks for automation also ensures that the system is easy to use and feels the same, regardless of the platform.
Phil Sanders, Agilitech Chief Innovation Officer, commented, “The new bioreactor controller can be adapted to meet the specific needs of each customer. This means that our customers get the features they want without buying bells and whistles they don’t. At the same time, the controllers can be adapted as their process evolves. We strive to offer our customers complete flexibility and a future-proof solution that meets their needs today and tomorrow.”
The new dual bioreactor controller is available through Agilitech’s team of authorized manufacturer’s representatives.