By Stefan Hyde, Automation Manager, at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America
The Planova® Single-Use Virus Filtration Controller (SU-VFC), running on Asahi Kasei Bioprocess’ new purpose-built automation software, integrates our filtration expertise into your manufacturing suite at every step of the process.
Our OCELOT™ System Control operates with an HMI that is capable of effectively serving as the user manual for all day-to-day operations. In a kiosk-style, the interface walks the user through system operation, selectively presenting only screen or menu options that apply to the current step in the process – mitigating risk of input error along the way. Tube set installation, recipe configuration and batch execution steps are all offered to the operator with simple interactive prompts and pictures. In addition, descriptions of system options, method step types and expected results are crafted by AKBA engineers to appear at point of use.