BioXpert: Advanced software

bioxpert-21CFRBioXpert is a software tool to control bio-processes and to store the process data. The software is designed specifically for biotech researchers and operators in the production environment. The logi­cal structure of the program and the user-friendly interface allows the program to be used by anyone. That is why over 1,000 packages of our BioXpert software are in use worldwide. The software is easy to operate and has extensive functionality for monitoring, collecting and storing data and controlling processes.This allows any bioprocess to be easily optimized and controlled using Applikon software.

Overview

Various BioXpert versions have been developed based on international standards for use in either research and pilot plant or production environ­ments. BioXpert Lite is designed for data collection, data storage and data presentation. The research version (BioXpert 2) offers maximum flexibility to set up and to modify processes. The pilot plant and production version (BioXpert XP) focuses on process repeatability and data security.

The most recent release BioXpert XP allows the user to operate the bioreactor systems in compliance with the FDA's 21 CFR part 11 guidelines. Via web browser technology the BioXpert XP data is accessable throughout a network using Remote Access. To create process reports in compliance with 21 CFR part 11 BioXpert XP uses a separate Report Generator.

BioXpert is installed on a PC that can be part of a local network. Data from sensors and actuators is read by BioXpert from the local controllers and stored in the database. The data can be used for advanced process control in BioXpert .

Applications

BioXpert seamlessly integrates with Applikon and other makes of controllers and peripheral equipment to ena­ble you to get the maximum out of your cultivation system. Pre-defined recipes exist for microbial culture, mammalian cell culture and plant cell culture.
All process data and controller data can be stored at user-defined intervals.

Off-line meas­urements can be added to the process data to be used for calculations or advanced process control. BioXpert offers different ways of presenting your measured data trend graph, table and bargraph presentation .

The on-line calculations of BioXpert can be used to calculate derived variables.

The statement editor and interpreter allow time and/or event based execution of advanced control strategies. Another option for supervisory control is the use of timed profiles.

Remote Access for BioXpert XP makes pro­cess data accessible for monitoring throughout a network using web browser technology.

Specifications

 

Specifications

BioXpert Lite

BioXpert 2

BioXpert XP

 

GENERAL

     

Operating system

Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit version (x86) only)

Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit version (x86) only)

Windows XP

Communication drivers include: ADI 1010,
ADI 1020,
ADI 1030,
ADI 1010,
ADI 1020,
ADI 1030,
ADI 1010,
ADI 1030,
ADI 1060,
  ADI 1060  
Ez-Control, Ez-Control, Ez-Control,
    i-Control
Sartorius balance,
Sartorius
Sartorius balance,
Sartorius
 
(micro) DCU, (micro) DCU,  
  VG mass spec.  

ADDA card

ADDA card

ADDA card

Measurement of process values from process controllers

yes

yes

yes

Control of process setpoints in process controllers

no

yes

yes

Starting and stopping of controlloops

no

yes

yes

Programming of local process controllers

no

no

yes

Reading of calibration data

no

no

yes

21 CFR part 11 compliant

no

no

yes

GAMP compliant

yes

yes

yes

ISA S88 standard

no

no

yes

Password protection

no

no

yes

User definable access rights

no

no

yes

       

Auto start after power failure

no

no

yes

DATA MANAGEMENT

     

On line data collection

yes

yes

yes

Off-line data collection

yes

yes

yes

Additional drivers available separately

no

no

yes

Data storage system

Proprietary file format

Proprietary file format

SQL database

Minimum sampling frequency

1 minute

1 minute

1 second

Sample frequency selectable per parameter

no

no

yes

Data export to Excell

yes

yes

yes

Data export in ASCII format

yes

yes

yes

Graph export in BMP format

yes

yes

 

Dynamic Data Link to other programs

no

No

yes

On-line calculations using on-line and off-line data

no

yes

yes

DATA DISPLAY

     

Line graphs

yes

yes

yes

Maximum number of pens per graph

     

Bar graphs

yes

yes

yes

Synoptic

yes

yes

yes

Procedure flow chart

no

no

yes

Combination of current and historic data in graphs

yes

yes

 

Combination of different active batches in graphs

yes

yes

 

Measured data table display

yes

yes

yes

Scatter plots

yes

yes

yes

Storage of predefined graph settings

yes

yes

yes

       

SUPERVISORY CONTROL

     

Programming of time based actions

no

yes

yes

Programming of event based actions

no

yes

yes

Profiling of setpoints

no

yes

yes

Manual setting of local control setpoints

no

yes

yes

Recipe definition

   

yes

       

OTHER

     

Notebook for process and equipment remarks

yes

yes

yes

Event viewer for system comments

yes

yes

yes

Audit trail

no

no

yes

Batch reports supported

no

no

yes

Learn More

Download an informational brochure on BioXpert

Request additional information about BioXpert from your local Applikon representative

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