Viable Cell Density Hub / Transmitter

The FUTURA Connect is a multifunctional viable cell density hub / transmitter that interfaces the FUTURA to external devices, such as a PC or a bioreactor control system. It provides USB, Modbus and Current Loop (analog) connections which allows the user to connect the FUTURA’s signals to any bioreactor control system so that the FUTURA is fully integrated with your process system.

The FUTURA Connect hubs are available in one, four and eight channel models; additionally it is now available with the introduction of the new Connect extra single channel – a wide selection of alternative communication outputs are now available to choose from, providing greater flexibility in how you configure your system.

ABER Instruments develops and manufactures dielectric technology used to monitor biomass. By measuring cell membrane capacitance and media conductivity, sensors are used to determine live cell concentration online within small and large-scale bioreactor processes.

Cells with intact plasma membranes can be considered to act as tiny capacitors under the influence of an electric field. The non-conducting nature of the plasma membrane allows a build-up of charge. The resulting capacitance can be measured: it is dependent upon the cell type and is directly proportional to the membrane bound volume of these viable cells.

Widely adopted by the world’s leading biotech companies in both R&D and cGMP, ABER’s products are small and light but deliver powerful capabilities and great application flexibility. The FUTURA system’s three primary hardware components are: The Probe, the FUTURA Instrument (Head Amplifier), and the Transmitter.


Optimal Biotech Group and ABER Instruments are service-oriented vendors. We will assist in providing demos and follow up with data review, providing full confidential documentation of results. You will receive qualitative and quantitative analysis from our team. We work as your partner in product development and production, providing out-of-house expertise and ongoing applications assistance.

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