Embedded Bioreactor Controller
Vertical-Wheel® bioreactors are designed on a very robust and advanced controller architecture with advanced field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA). Our bioreactors employ a real-time operating system (RTOS) similar to the ones found in demanding aerospace, industrial, and medical systems.
The PBS Biotech controller platform includes:
The PBS Biotech design team selected LabVIEW, a powerful graphical programming environment, for developing the control system. LabVIEW represents parallelism and data flow, allowing the bioreactors to be configured for each customer application and easily upgraded with new software releases.
PBS Biotech’s single-use bioreactors utilize integrated touch-screen controls with remote connectivity for monitoring or management. Key features include:
- Built-in data historian
- Remote control panel capability over Intranet
- Dedicated IP address allowing secure remote connection via Apple- and Android-based smartphones and tablets
- USB ports permitting connections with keyboards, flash drives, and other computing devices