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Integrated Prediction Engine Extends Stand-Alone Operation for Continuous Manufacturing

Tornado, a Bruker Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of Raman spectrometers for real-time process monitoring, released today a key update of its instrument control software SpectralSoft™. Version 3.0 features an embedded prediction engine supporting the widely used SIMCA® .USP calibration model format, offering users stand-alone operation for continuous manufacturing.

SpectralSoft™ 3.0 includes many new features and improvements which include the following:

  • Integrated prediction engine
  • Enhancements to instrument calibration utilities
  • Multi-channel update for remote control
  • Improved robustness and reliability

“With the addition of embedded prediction, we simplified the delivery model by eliminating the need for users to manage intermediate spectral data files” states Scott Baker, CEO at Tornado, a Bruker Company. “We are responding to our biopharmaceutical customers’ requirement for a total measurement solution. Version 3.0 takes the HyperFlux™ Raman spectrometer to the next level by providing an automatic, high-precision, real-time prediction.”

Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics’ prediction engine (SIMCA®) enables a higher degree of automation and real-time monitoring for continuous manufacturing and process development. Building and embedding these multivariate SIMCA® models has proven to be vital for increasing process understanding and control across all industries.

“The bioprocessing and continuous manufacturing markets have clear needs for advanced data analytics, particularly as an integrated ‘turn-key’ solution. This is a great new collaboration, and a clear win for all of our customers wanting to use Raman for enhancing manufacturing intelligence by predicting the current and future states of their process,” states Johan Hultman, Manager – OEM & Partners for Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics AB.

Tornado, a Bruker Company will feature SpectralSoft™ 3.0 at SciX 2019 from October 14 – 16 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, CA (Booth 701). To schedule a meeting with a Tornado representative at SciX, please contact us at [email protected] or visit our website.

About Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics:

As part of Sartorius Stedim Biotech, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics (formerly Umetrics) are leading data analytics experts that help organizations in many different industries to get more value from their data. By providing software for design of experiments (DOE) and multivariate data analysis (MVDA), we offer complete solutions for both off-line and online data analysis, all supported by training and consulting services. More information can be found at

Please find the full press release on the Cision PR Newswire