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    BME Systems uses engineering principles to combine commercially available tools and products that integrate, facilitate and automate laboratory experiments and processes in biological research and production.

   Productivity in today's bioresearch, development and production environment requires more than the implementation of "single-use" tools (spreadsheets and standalone instrumentation) to perform ad hoc experiments. Informatics, connectivity and automation streamline research and production while maintaining a uniform corporate knowledgebase that can be shared between researchers. BME Systems provides the technical "glue" to integrate the components of a process into coherent and robust system.

  Biomedical engineering is a multidisiplinary field with extentions from virtually every branch of engineering, especially the electrical, mechanical and computer sciences. Comprehensive knowledge of each of these disciplines is often required for each application that reveals signals or stimulates structures within living organisms. Typical engineering tasks can range from monitoring picoamp currents in cellular membranes to controlling the growth of 1000 liter fermentations containing millions of organisms.

BME Systems has expertise in the following areas:

 Process Monitoring and Control

 Laboratory Automation

 Medical Equipment Prototyping

 

BME Systems can design and manufacture instrumentation and mechanical components that are not commercially available.

   Sometimes all the pieces for an automated version of your process are available off-the-shelf. In other cases, however, components of an automated process may need to be modified or developed to accomplish the task. BME Systems has designed and fabricated dozens of unique instruments to meet unique bioprocessing requirements.

A client needs to digitally image hundreds of plant specimens per day at dozens of stations with rotating users. The 15 parameters required for reproducible imaging must be controlled so that specimens taken today are comparable with those taken in two years.

BME Systems identified the pertinent parameters and designed and manufactured mechanical semi-automated stations including software that works in conjuction with commercial imaging to provide and verify the necessary control. THe software feeds the image information to the corporate laboratory information management system.

A client uses 40 fermentors from several different manufacturers ranging from 2 liters capacity to 500 liters in their research and development division. There is a requirement for a common system to record and control process data with alarming. Full connectivity to all ferementors is necessary and the data must be available at several locations in the plant and remotely via a secure mechanism.

BME Systems implements a commercial industrial process control system in combination with standard and custom drivers to bring all fermentation systems together to provide a uniform corporate resource with central alarming and display and control by fermentor groups for 30 users at 3 locations.

 For more examples see our projects.

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