BlackBox Single Use Bioreactor System

Single Use Bioreactors / Fermentors

Single Use Benchtop bioreactors

BlackBox - The Solaris single use parallel process control platform

The BlackBox PCS offers a versatile & powerful platform for single use systems. There are a multitude of configurations available for various process sensor outputs, thermoregulation & agitator connectivities, etc. BlackBox is compatible with almost any single use vessel. There can be a lot of flexibility with single use vessels.

Fermentation & cell culture configurations are available.

Also see: Choosing the right Single Use Bioreactor System.

Solaris Single-Use Vessels

Our single-use vessels are fully configurable and customizable. Pre-sterilized single use ridged wall bioreactors and fermentor sizes are:

  • 500 ml
  • 3.2 L
  • 5.7 L
  • 30 L

Product Details


Solaris BlackBox Single Use Bioreactor System benefits include:

Single Use Fermentors / Bioreactors

  • Eliminate cross contamination risk.
  • Drastically shorten turn around time between runs.
  • BlackBox PCS offers integration of Hamilton ARC SU sensor digital communication as optional.
  • Optical DO in SU luminiphore cap: Visiwell utilizing a standard Visiferm ODO sensor.
  • Various SU pre-calibrated pH sensor options including Hamilton OneFerm.
  • Peristaltic pump options for feed, pH control, etc.
  • Up to 5 mass flow controllers within PCS cube.
  • Various agitation configurations available for SU platform - either bottom magnetic coupled or over-head drive. Agitation power consumption available in software.
  • Compatibility with various thermoregulation methods.
  • Cell density: OD or VCD/permittivity probe integration available.
  • Other parameters available including weight, CO2, etc.
  • Powerful & Intuitive Leonardo Software to control up to 24 units in parallel.
  • Flexible options for data export & management.
  • Remote control access available via PC, tablet and/or smartphone.
  • Vessels are rigid/mono component plastics.
  • 500 ml, 3.2 L, 5.7 L, & 30 L standard configurations for fermentation or cell cultivation applications.
  • Sterilized by high precision E-beam irradiation in dual polyester foil bags.
  • All product contact materials are ISO10993, FDA approved, and/or USP class VI certified.

User-friendly Software

Solaris controlling software offers a simply laid out, yet powerful platform for experimental design planning and process control. The graphical user interface enables the intuitive selection & adjustment of control functions.

Extracted data is compatible with Window Excel, but in addition, Solaris offers a platform where fermentation data can be easily exported in real time & thus managed. This software is included in supply and can be installed on an unlimited number of the client’s PC or laptops.

Features include:

  • Multi-level password protection
  • Workflow settings (warm-up, calibration, pre-cultivation, cultivation, cleaning, etc.)
  • Synoptic page with manual-automatic operation toggle of available components, (pumps, temperature control, etc.), & parallel synoptic comparison between units.
  • Continuous real-time trends available for comparable observation, of up to 6 process and set point variables at one time.
  • Dynamic zooming and configuration within chosen time frames.
  • Cascade and profile controls
  • Parallel setpoint adjustments
  • Parallel process sensor calibration (offline and online)
  • Parallel trend comparison
  • Pump configuration & calibration
  • PID setting adjustment
  • USB connection for data extraction
  • Remote control capabilities
  • Process recipe storage

Solaris Logic Parser:

The Solaris Logic Parser plug-in, integrated to Leonardo 2.0 as standard, gives users the additional capability of customized control by relating all available process variables with common conditional statements. The communication between Leonardo 2.0 and logical functions is via exchange database.

Solaris user-friendly software