TAP Biosystems has introduced software for the Ambr micro bioreactor system, allowing scientists to remotely check and control their bioprocessing activities, as if they were present in their lab.
The new Ambr software, which controls all the programming, processing and data-generation activities of the Ambr workstation, can be set up for pre-arranged or on-demand email alerts and reports.
These will be in a text or graph format that can be downloaded to smart phones such as the iPhone.
This function enables Ambr users to access data, or check that all the micro bioreactors on the Ambr workstation are running at optimum efficiency.
The benefit of remote access is that, by removing the need to physically come into the laboratory, the amount of out-of-hours working and travelling can be significantly reduced.
The Ambr software can be accessed via remote desktop, allowing users to monitor and control the functions of a number of Ambr systems located at different sites.
This capability can also enable, with the permission of the operator, TAP Biosystems' service and support team to remotely access an Ambr installation to provide enhanced levels of technical support.
TAP Biosystems has also made other time-saving additions to the Ambr software, including features such as a simpler user interface, a quicker method of integrating new labware into the system and a data report feature for easier export into Excel spreadsheets.
Scientists wanting to find out about Ambr can meet with TAP Biosystems at the forthcoming ISBioTech (International Society for Bioprocess Technology) Meeting at the Bioprocess International Conference in Nice, France.
Dr Barney Zoro from TAP Biosystems will be presenting a poster at Bioprocess International on 7 April, illustrating Ambr's performance with CHO cell culture.