One major challenge of industrial productions is to reduce batch-to-batch variability and its derived additional costs. In the biopharmaceutical industry, government initiatives such as the PAT, push the implementation of real-time bio-process monitoring and control by using in-line/on-line process sensors. These tools enable efficient control of process variability, as long as they deliver reliable and accurate measurements. This challenge is best addressed by so-called “intelligent” sensors. This contribution provides a sensor specialist’s view on: “What is an intelligent sensor?” At the same time we will introduce the newer generation of Intelligent Sensors for monitoring Dissolved Oxygen, Cell Density and more.
Giovanni Campolongo, Market Segment Manager Process Analytics