Lightweight biomass monitoring in a compact design with the following features:

  • Ability to automatically detect and identify connected sensor
  • Sensor lifecycle information provided by intelligent management software system
  • Full audit trail
  • Easily integrated into most bioreactors (1L and above)
  • FUTURA measures all conductivity ranges and cell types so there is no need to change the sensor between different fermentations
  • Sensors available in 12mm diameter (ideal for small bioreactors) and 25mm diameter (for larger vessels)


  • Designed using materials that conform to Food and Drug Association (FDA) requirements, making it the ideal instrument for the GMP environment
  • All sensors are built to withstand high pressure and repeated in-situ chemical, heat sterilisation and autoclaving
  • ABER FUTURA provides the optimum radio-frequency field for measuring live biomass in microbial fermentations and cell culture processes
  • Sensitivity of sensor to cells is distributed more evenly over a large volume compared to traditional sensors – this also reduces the size of the disturbance caused by any large gas bubbles in a vessel


Tri clamp probe and probe port adaptors are also available. Please contact us for details. The FUTURA is available in two configurations – standard and remote

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ABER Instruments Ltd was founded in 1988 and since then, has been responsible for setting the benchmark in innovation with the development and commercial application of the radio frequency impedance method for measuring live biomass. As a successful global company, ABER provides thousands of advanced systems for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The Biotech FUTURA range contains compact, lightweight biomass monitoring instrumentation for use on conventional and disposable bioreactors.

Emma’s take on this product

Emma Craughan
Head of Sales

Accuracy: ABER’s FUTURA is designed to give an accurate reading of viable biomass using capacitance. Their technology provides the ability for real-time accurate measurement and control of biomass concentration from lab scale all the way up to GMP manufacturing.

Versatility: ABER probes can be used for many applications in the biopharma and biotech spheres, including cell culture, microcarriers, and packed beds as well as microbial, yeast, and mycelial applications. Their plug and play design ensures seamless integration with your pre-existing process equipment.

Did you know?

A number of cGMP bioprocessing facilities have advanced to using capacitance as a direct measurement of cell health, and is their new ‘gold standard’ for process control.

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