Products & Ordering

Ordering

This technology is mature, tested, proven and reliable, and has not previously been available outside of the inventors’ research facility.

Systems are manufactured and ready to ship today!
Once you have browsed the products below, please Email Us here or Phone Us here to request more information, discuss your requirements, obtain a quote or to place an order.

Cell Process Monitoring Systems

Our standard turnkey system operates in the UV-VIS range (215-1025 nm), which has wide applicability and is particularly suited for monitoring of microbial growth dynamics. However some of our customers prefer to investigate further into the NIR range (up to 2300 nm), and so we offer the following systems:

Code Wavelength Range Probe orientation
System-UV-VIS-horizontal 215-1025 nm
(9,760-46,510 cm-1)
Horizontal
System-UV-VIS-vertical 215-1025 nm
(9,760-46,510 cm-1)
Vertical
System-NIR-horizontal 900-2300 nm
(4,340-11,110 cm-1)
Horizontal
System-NIR-vertical 900-2300 nm
(4,340-11,110 cm-1)
Vertical

Each system comprises:

  • Fiber-optic immersion probe.
  • Bubble Excluder device.
  • Palm-sized, high-performance, USB powered spectrometer.
  • Long-life light source and attenuator.
  • Wider 600 ┬Ám fiber-optic cables as standard.
  • Industry-standard software.
  • Insertion tool for large fermenters, if required.

We also manufacture and provide adapters for standard vessel fittings.

Bubble Excluding Probes

If you have your own optical setup or spectrometer, and simply want a Bubble Excluding fibre-optic immersion probe, we offer the following:

Code Wavelength Range Probe orientation
Probe-UV-VIS-horizontal 190-1100 nm
(9,090-52,630 cm-1)
Horizontal
Probe-UV-VIS-vertical 190-1100 nm
(9,090-52,630 cm-1)
Vertical
Probe-VIS-NIR-horizontal 400-2300 nm
(4,340-25,000 cm-1)
Horizontal
Probe-VIS-NIR-vertical 400-2300 nm
(4,340-25,000 cm-1)
Vertical

The probe with Bubble Excluder device comes with an insertion tool for large fermenters, if required.

We also manufacture and provide adapters for standard vessel fittings.

Robustness and ease-of-use

Our system has been designed and manufactured with robustness, ease-of-use, convenience and reliability in mind. In particular the system can be left in-situ between runs and during cleaning. Features include:

  • The probe and Bubble Excluder are manufactured from 316L/316Ti stainless steel. Probes are process grade and have 2 mm stainless steel sheaths.
  • These immersion probes and Bubble Excluder are fully robust to repeated cleaning and sterilisation procedures.
  • There are no moving parts to fail, biofoul or seize up.
  • Our probes can be capped for external autoclaving.
  • All system modules are coupled through industry standard SMA 905 connectors.
  • The Light Source has a 10,000 hour bulb as standard.
  • All of our probes come with a fiber strain relief fitting, such that the weight of hanging fibers does not degrade the probe optics over time.
  • Our fiber optic cables are also jacketed in stainless steel for added protection.