Their measurement of success? They pioneered the standard for biomass monitoring. 

ABER's 'manufacturing-ready' biomass measurement technology and expertise is trusted and proven across the biotechnology sector. 


Aber’s pioneering work in the development and use of dielectric instrumentation to monitor biomass, by measuring cell membrane capacitance and media conductivity, has regularly set new standards. In the biotech market, our current FUTURA range is seen as the benchmark in determining live cell concentration online in bioreactors.

 The exciting introduction of the FUTURApico system, Aber sensor technology is now available in even smaller bioreactors, as used in R&D, pilot scale and parallel mini bioreactor system typically used for DOE.

A measured approach to optimizing performance, experience, and outcomes

Their biomass capacitance technology solution stack centers around providing live on-line biomass reading – typically cells/ml or g/l for different applications:

Cell culture process development and manufacturing

Aber Instruments’ technology can be applied to in both R&D and

manufacturing processes to monitor:

  • Suspension cell

  • Micro-carrier culture and packed beds

  • Cell culture – Manufacturing

  • Controlling constant cell concentrations


Microbial applications

And, our technology is equally successfully deployed in microbial

applications to measure: 

  • Bacterial fermentations

  • High-density yeast fermentations

  • Pichia fermentations

  • Mycelial fermentations

Our technology offers the unique opportunity for real-time, accurate

measurement and control of biomass concentrations in bioreactors

at both laboratory and industrial scale., bringing significant scientific,

operational and commercial benefits in terms of cost reduction and

improved product quality.



  • Fully automated ‘plug and play’ solutions for rapid cell expansion

  • Quick and simple process monitoring

  • Automated process control and modeling

  • Automated substrate feed strategies

  • Harvest point determination

  • Optional time of infection for viral production



  • Lower risk of contamination

  • Reduced risk of unrepresentative samples (due minimizing the requirement for manual handling)

  • Decreased labor and lab costs for offline analysis

Biomass sensors and equipment

Browse the full range of Aber Instruments products for the Biotech industry.

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