TruTorr Single Use Pressure Sensor
February 27th, 2009 - Finesse Solutions, LLC, Santa Clara, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced the release of TruTorrTM, a single-use pressure sensor for measuring headspace pressure in single-use containers, in order to prevent overpressure damage, at Interphex in New York on March 17, 2009.
The TruTorr system consists of a disposable pressure sensor , a cable, and a transmitter that is integrated into Finesse TruViuTM hardware (RDPD, PLSSmini or PLSS). The single-use sensor automatically compensates for temperature, and is self-calibrated. Specifically, the calibration and lot data are encoded on a gamma-radiation-resistant memory chip that is integrated inside the sensor and follows it through production and sterilization. This chip is automatically read by the Finesse system once the cable is attached. The TruBio DV control system alarm levels or interlocks for bag overpressure are then set, and the sensor is ready for immediate use.
The single-use sensor can be pre-inserted in a disposable bioreactor bag port and irradiated with the bag. Since the sensor is pre-inserted the sterile barrier is never broken. All wetted materials of the sensor are USP class VI compliant; each sensor's certificate of compliance can be downloaded from the Finesse web site.
According to Finesse Solutions CTO Dr. Mark Selker, "The TruTorr sensor's measurement range is specifically designed to prevent overpressure damage of upstream bio-process containers. Every aspect of the product has been engineered with the thought of plug-and-play operation, sterility protection, and operational efficiency."
About Finesse Solutions, LLC
California-based Finesse Solutions, LLC, leads the way in developing new measurement and control technologies, in order to enable the transition to single-use systems, bring new capabilities to existing bioreactor platforms, and harmonize global bio-process information transfer. Our current product family provides comprehensive measurement and control solutions for upstream processes in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
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