Fermenters and Bioreactor – JM Canty’s Visual Analyzers

February 23, 2021 | Product News

Pharmaceutical companies with single-use or stainless-steel bioreactors are trusting JM Canty’s visual analyzers for boosting production, efficiency, and quality control.  

One of our New Jersey pharmaceutical customers have chosen the Canty Biocam, specifically for foam control, for its reduction of anti-foam usage and allowing for more product per batch.

A fermentation user reported up to a 30% drop in anti-foam usage per batch, and another reported the ability to roughly increase batch size by over 25%. 

Bristol Myers Squibb conducted its own testing of the Canty analyzer for cell viability and found that CantyPharmaflow Imaging analyzer demonstrated the ability to measure early and late apoptosis, correlating to biomarkers such as Caspase and Nexin.

How can the Canty cameras help your fermenters and bioreactors? Ask one of our engineers!

Check out how JM Cantys foam detection works in this short video!

Fermentation Control with the MGA 1200CS Series

February 18, 2021 | Product News

This past year has seen massive investments in vaccine research and development as well as production efficiency.  The pharmaceutical and biotech market utilizes either stainless steel tanks or single-use tanks in one of the main chemical processes for this development – fermentation.  During the fermentation growing process with bioreactor vessels, mass spectrometry analyzers have traditionally been used to measure exhausted gases from the process.  Analysis of these gases can determine respiration metrics – specifically looking at concentrations of oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and argon in the sample stream.  These values are then used to determine the oxygen uptakes rate (OUR) and carbon dioxide evaluation rate (CER).

In 2019, Schneider Electric’s AIT gas analyzer division released a new mass spectrometer for this very application – the MGA 1200CS series.  The MGA 1200CS was voted 2019 Product of the Year by the ISA Analyzer Division due to it drastically enhancing the respiration analysis by coming out with a mass spectrometer that has a 3 second response time: 1 second for purge, 1 second for measurement, 1 second for changeover to the next sample stream.  With a vastly quickened response time, fermentation control can now be quickly adjusted and automated based upon the mass spectrometers readings allowing pharmaceutical research, development, and production to make a drastic jump forward technologically.

One of the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers has been successfully testing the system for the past year. By utilizing a full multi-stream sampling system and mass spectrometer deployment in labs with multiple bio-reactors. The system can do up to 100 sample streams with the appropriate sampling system. 

The Schneider Electric MGA is ready for world deployment for any pharmaceutical or biotech applications where fermentation or bioreactors need quicker speeds!    

Pictured is the startup at one of these facilities!








Pharmaceutical Environmental & Stability Chamber Monitoring

February 16, 2021 | Company News

Eurotherm offers a comprehensive range of scalable and flexible solutions which will satisfy the requirements of environmental and stability chamber monitoring for Pharmaceutical and Bio-Pharma industries. These solutions unify the environmental and security data from the manufacturing area for presentation to plant or laboratory managers and operators.

See the application note related to these products here: Pharmaceutical Environmental & Stablility Chamber Monitoring

Welcome Applications Engineer Stephen Mangiaracina!

January 22, 2021 | Company News

Welcome Stephen Mangiaracina!  

Stephen is the latest addition to our applications team. In the roll of Junior Applications Engineer, he will be working closely with our engineering and solutions team to provide our customers the most efficient and reliable solutions for their applications.  

Stephen has been working with Neal Systems as an intern where he has had gained experience with SCADAPacks, GeoSCADA, and Elpro radios. He also is responsible for executing over fifty Samsara pump efficiency integration dashboards for one of Neal Systems largest ongoing projects.  

We are happy to have Stephen on board, which will give us the ability to better serve our expanding customer base! 

Engineers Week Webinar Series: PDH Credits Available

January 13, 2021 | Company News

If your facility utilizes large rotary machinery such as pumps, compressors, fans, blowers, or turbine/generator sets, this presentation is for you!  

John Lamp, Neal Systems Technical Lead, will be presenting at the Engineers Joint Committee of Long Island’s Engineers Week Webinar Series on good vibration practices and modern technologies that can help monitor and alarm on significant vibration events and trends. The goals of this presentation are to teach a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts behind vibration monitoring and provide exposure to examples of modern technological solutions available in the industrial market, including wireless vibration sensors, with a focus on the strengths and weaknesses of different types of technology.

This course will count for 2 PDH credits.

A variety of courses are being offered. See the full schedule and how to sign-up here!


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