Life Sciences Tools and Services
Company Overview of Finesse Solutions, LLC
Finesse Solutions, LLC manufactures optical measurement and control solutions for life science applications. The company focuses on improving control and measurement in the bioprocess applications of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. It offers disposable sensors; VirtualTransmitter core module for interfacing to TruFluor pH and dissolved oxygen single-use sensors; TruMigrations for harmonizing and upgrading the installed base of bioreactor control systems; pH and DO sensors; small- to mid-size single-use bioreactor systems; control system for small glass and disposable vessels; single-use sensors; optical sensors; and accessories, such as transmitters, cables, and housings. Th...
71 Daggett Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
Founded in 2005
Key Executives for Finesse Solutions, LLC
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Vice President of Operations
Vice-President of Software
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Finesse Solutions, LLC Key Developments
Finesse Solutions Launches Next Generation G3Pro Universal SmartControllers to Enhance Productivity in Pilot and Production Scale Cell Culture
Dec 9 13
Finesse Solutions Inc. announced the launch of its new G3Pro Universal SmartControllers for upstream cell culture and fermentation. The G3Pro is designed to complement the G3Lab and simplify process scale-up using bioreactors from different vendors. These SmartControllers are designed to work with stirred-tank single-use vessels from most major manufacturers (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Millipore, ATMI, GE/Xcellerex, and Sartorius) ranging from 50L to 2,000L. They offer tridundant sensors (single-use optical or traditional electrochemical) for pH and dissolved oxygen measurement as well as redundant single-use pressure and RTD temperature sensors. They also have a significant amount of spare input/output capacity for peripheral devices such as third party CO2 or cell viability sensors, pumps, scales and perfusion process separation devices. Each G3Pro Universal controller leverages Finesse's new SmartParts components. The utility tower has a standard set of four peristaltic SmartPumps and SmartTransmitters for TruFluor or electrochemical sensors. Up to six gases can be controlled using SmartMFCs in a compact gas manifold. The Vessel Adapter Box (VAB) accounts for differences in agitation mechanisms, vessel weight monitoring and bag pressure sensing between the different bioreactor designs that are supported.
Finesse Solutions Launches Next Generation SmartRocker/SmartBag Platform Fully Integrated Single-Use pH and pO2 Sensors
Jun 26 13
Finesse Solutions Inc. announced the launch of its new SmartRocker(TM) and SmartBag(TM) products for upstream cell culture. A SmartBag can either be retrofitted on the most commonly utilized rocker platform trays or used with a SmartRocker. Designed for R&D and cGMP scale-up, the SmartRocker allows the user to configure the rocking motion from a smooth waveform that minimizes shear force for sensitive cell lines to an aggressive motion that maximizes oxygen transfer for robust cells having high oxygen consumption. Each SmartBag bio-process container holds an embedded SensorPuck(TM) comprising three sensors (pH, dissolved oxygen [DO], and temperature) that monitor the cell growth process for up to 21 days. The SensorPuck leverages the technology behind TruFluor pH and DO in a compact assembly that is pre-calibrated using a SmartChip(TM) and provides accurate, drift-free, in-situ measurements. The combined pH and DO optical SmartReader(TM) uses advanced optical components including large area photodiode that minimize photo-degradation of the active pH and DO sensing elements. The SensorPuck also leverages the TruFluor(R) temperature 316L stainless steel thermal window for highly stable readings. The SensorPuck is welded into the single-use SmartBag and eliminates the need for sterile connectors and their associated complications such as leakage and batch contamination. All wetted materials of the SensorPuck are USP class VI compliant and being identical to TruFluor, allow direct measurement comparisons and scale-up from 10L rocker bags to 2,000L stirred-tank single-use bioreactors.
Finesse Solutions Launches TruBio DV 4.6 SCADA Software and SmartOPC servers
Jun 12 13
Finesse Solutions Inc. announced the release of TruBio(R) DV version 4.6 Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, which has been developed to harmonize and upgrade an installed base of older, proprietary bioreactor controllers. A SCADA migration is required when the existing bioreactor controllers can no longer meet the bio-process needs: the existing process hardware is retained, but is enhanced with the capability and features of TruBio software. A proprietary, closed controller is thereby converted into a configurable and 'open' one. TruBio DV SCADA software is a cost-effective means to extend the useful life of existing capital, unify the user interface for a variety of controllers (Sartorius, Applikon, DasGip, New Brunswick Scientific), and unify process data in a common, robust DeltaV historian. The overlay of TruBio DV SCADA is executed by using either Finesse TruConnect hardware or a Finesse SmartOPC server. Finesse SmartOPC servers integrate industry-leading OPC communication with the DeltaV(R) control platform from Emerson Process Management. By combining OPC with TruBio DV SCADA software, the company enables rapid and cost-effective integration of both large and small numbers of third party proprietary controllers into a DeltaV(R) network. This overlay allows users to develop more sophisticated control strategies using legacy equipment in a master-slave configuration with seamless integration of the native controller," stated Barbara Paldus, CEO of Finesse. Finesse SmartOPC Servers for Sartorius DCUs and Applikon EZcontrollers provide direct, secure, and reliable connectivity to these controller units. This OPC Server makes it possible to increase the speed of process development by eliminating manual process of programming each controller and aggregating off-line data. Increased productivity reduces R&D and operating costs.
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