Total biomass monitoring just leapt a light year.

ABER’s gold standard biomass monitoring technology and expertise has expanded. Building on their industry leading capacitance technology, the ABER Optura range brings you the untapped potential that lies with bio-reflectance measurements. The new patented bio-reflectance technologies bring optical measurements back to the forefront of real-time bioprocess monitoring. The ABER Optura sensor range occupies a variety of formats, each design optimised to meet your specific needs, providing continuity of measurement and adding value to your process from lab to cGMP. Utilising the same patented biomass monitoring technology seen in AMBR 15 & 250 ml SUF systems.

ABER’s OPTURA range of sensors allows the user to monitor biomass growth trends in real-time and on-line, allowing these sensors to be used for a bioprocess 4.0 solution. These sensors offer a wide linear range of biomass from seeding to harvest concentrations all within one sensor. Don’t make things harder than they need to be when you can use a single OPTURA sensor to monitor your entire fermentation process.

ABER patented bubble filter technology

ABER’s patented bubble filter algorithm eradicates the effects of bubbles on biomass readings, minimising both noisy readings and high biomass prediction error. This increases efficiency, reliability and speed to market by using data driven process development and feed strategies.

Wide measurement range

For the first time, previously narrow measurement ranges have been opened wide, so you can measure cells from seed to harvest concentrations with a single, powerful sensor.

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Emma Craughan
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    Key benefits:

    • Real-time online
    • Wide range of applications
    • Contactless
    • Range of bioreactors from benchtop to bags
    • Monitor trends of biomass
    • Hand-held

    Products/systems in the OPTURA range


    The convenience of a straight-forward insertion probe for real-time online readings

    ABER’s FUTURA range of biomass measurement and monitoring sensors offers compact, lightweight instrumentation for use on conventional and disposable bioreactors alike.