BioTechnica 2011 Exhibition

. October 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

Stratophase, innovators in real-time in situ monitoring and diagnostics, will be exhibiting and showcasing its unique SpectroSens™ optical microchip technology at Biotechnica 2011 (11th – 13th October). SpectroSens draws on Stratophase’s expertise in fibre optic communications and solid state silicon device manufacture to create a powerful sensing tool for real-time, in-line monitoring and portable biological detection. The applications of this technology are diverse, including the optimisation of bioreactor processes such as those used in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry, as well as disease diagnosis by combining SpectroSens chips with highly specific immunoassay chemistry.

Stratophase has recently partnered with several well-known organisations such as the UK Ministry of Defence and a consortium consisting of GlaxoSmithKline, Green Biologics and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) to test and validate SpectroSens in a diverse range of environments. These projects have identified that SpectroSens can provide a real-time, in-line liquid monitoring system to both improve the efficiency of production processes and provide rapid, on-site biodetection.

By using light to measure change, Stratophase’s unique technology brings precision, flexibility and cost effectiveness to real-time monitoring and diagnostics. When used for bioreactor monitoring, the transfer of information via fibre optics provides speed and high signal fidelity. This approach also means that multiple sensors can be easily networked together, generating results from multiple bioreactors accessible via a single control unit situated up to hundreds of metres away if necessary. When employed in a biodetection environment, one disposable chip can be used to test multiple samples simultaneously, or several biological targets within a single sample. Such a range of features allow SpectroSens chips to provide a wealth of benefits, whatever the chosen application.

Stratophase is a VC-funded spin-out from the University of Southampton in the UK. Its unique technology is an optical microchip sensor which measures chemical processes and detects biological targets. This core optical measurement technology can be realised in a vast array of sensing heads, offering a wide variety of system configurations applicable to a broad spectrum of industries including biochemical production as well as biological detection.

The Stratophase team includes the original inventors of the SpectroSens technology as well as senior managers with a vast array of industry experience.

To find out more, visit Stratophase’s Biotechnica Stand A28, Hall 9, or see the website at

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