The most important goal for ZHAW in working with the PicoRaman M3 is monitoring and analyzing biotechnological cultures. The time-resolved technology could offer advantages over currently established methods, especially when it comes to non-invasive, accurate estimation of quality-determining factors such as the concentration of the product formed in the bioreactor.
-We chose Timegate´s PicoRaman M3 instrument because of the technical advancement through the temporal control of the signal, which is only available in this device and could help us to better deal with certain interfering factors. In addition to the improved signal specificity mentioned, certain aspects of handling (hygienic design, robustness, mobility in the laboratory) must be given to be able to use the device to its full extent in our field of application.
The development and future of Timegated® Raman Technology in the bio-based industry
The device is very professional, fast, and flexible. We are satisfied all around from the customer's point of view. PicoRaman M3 has room for improvement in technical development in terms of connectivity with biological systems and software regarding obtaining the desired information from the data provided by the system.
There are several areas where Raman technology could open even more potential if various interfering factors could be eliminated. The temporal gating option of the PicoRaman M3 offers a possible approach. If successful, large subsectors of the bio-based industry, e.g., in the field of biotechnological production, would be interested in such improved, easy-to-implement measurement technologies.
Timegate´s CEO Mari Tenhunen shares her thoughts about the collaboration:
ZHAW is a very active and innovative research organization in the bioprocess field. We can all definitely benefit from this new opening. At Timegate, we are honored about this collaboration with new enthusiastic users of Timegated® Raman Technology.
When implementing Timegate PicoRaman M3, the ZHAW team felt that Timegate´s support was professional and very customized regarding the installation.