Product News: Stratophase Launches Ranger Solo™ for Automated Batch Feeding Control of Disposable Bioreactors

12 Feb 2013

Stratophase, a world-leading provider of automated feeding systems for the biomanufacturing industry, is pleased to announce the launch of Ranger Solo™ its sensor for inclusion in single use bioreactors. Ranger Solo provides real-time, in-line bioprocess feeding control, to increase yields of fully functional biologics.

The Ranger Solo technology targeted at single use systems offers the same functionality as the company’s Ranger Probe product, which enables automated feeding control in stainless steel and glass reactors. In combination with the Ranger Manager, an intelligent mutli-probe management system, Ranger Solo can be integrated into all bioprocessing systems enabling bioprocess managers to automate their feeding regimes by observing the metabolic rate of their process in real time. In addition Ranger™ can be used to rapidly determine, identify and react to key process characteristics, such as maximum metabolic rate and process completion.

Dr Sam Watts, Business Development Officer, and founder of Stratophase said: “We are delighted to be extending the Ranger product suite to include the single use Ranger Solo and offer the same automated feeding capability in both fixed and disposable process systems. This is only possible thanks to the unique physical and cost benefits of our silicon and fiber optic devices. We will be working with our partners in the industry to integrate Ranger Solo into both bag and hard-shell reactors.”

Ranger Solo technology is available for licensing to partner organizations in the bio-manufacturing supply chain.