News | June 21, 2016

Finesse And One Hill Solutions Release SmartLab Platform For Lab-Scale Bioprocess Optimization

Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Finesse Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, in partnership with One Hill Solutions, an innovative software developer in Massachusetts, announced the launch of the SmartLab platform for lab-scale bioprocess optimization. SmartLab is the first end-to-end data management system to integrate leading third-party design-of-experiment (DoE) software, multivariable data analysis (MVDA), recipe management, data visualization and seamless analyzer connectivity.

SmartLab is based on the RECONN software engine developed by One Hill Solutions. It also includes the TruBio, TruPur and TruChrom bioreactor control software and SmartSystems developed by Finesse. SmartLab will allow both life sciences research and process development groups a novel and cost-effective data archiving solution, centralized data/recipe mining for DoE or statistical analysis and remote access to process reports, plots and live trend visualization against a “golden batch.” The SmartLab software will also have the capability to notify users by email or text when batch reports are ready for viewing, when online values are out of range, or when network connections are down.

“RECONN, as its name implies, was originally developed to obtain information about the activities of intelligent bioprocessing systems and to secure data of a particular batch,” said Rami Mitri, president of One Hill Solutions. “We recognized the need for efficient execution of instant data visualization and analysis of experiments in laboratories having anywhere between 4 and 100 bioreactors. The SmartLab platform incorporates modern tools such as Microsoft.NET and the OSIsoft PI System historian.”

“By combining RECONN with Finesse’s industry-leading bioreactor control software and SmartSystems into our SmartLab platform, Finesse continues to lead in providing state-of-the-art tools for bioprocess research and development,” said Dr. Barbara Paldus, CEO and co-founder of Finesse. “The flexibility of harmonizing analyzers and bioreactor controllers from a wide variety of suppliers with statistical analysis tools and electronic batch reporting will enable our customers to gain efficiency in their development of new biologics. We are excited to extend the capabilities of our SMART platforms with a new data management tool that enables easy DoE configuration, a modern user interface and instant access to batch information. This is the first step in Finesse’s goal of accelerating the adoption of both Automation 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in bioprocessing, which are both long overdue.”

About Finesse Solutions, Inc.
California-based Finesse Solutions, Inc. has a proven record in providing turnkey, scalable solutions for single-use upstream bioprocessing and has begun innovating in solutions for downstream bioprocessing as well. The Finesse product platform includes state-of-the-art disposable sensors, modular automation hardware and intelligent software that can harmonize data and technology transfer globally. Finesse also offers a complete set of services, including commissioning and validation for rapid and reliable deployment of single-use equipment. For more information, visit

About One Hill Solutions, Inc.
One Hill Solutions, Inc. is a software development company located in Hopedale, Massachusetts. One Hill Solutions focuses on all aspects of data management visualization and analysis along with OSI-PI integration, start-up support and commissioning.

SOURCE: Finesse Solutions, Inc.