History

Read about the History of ABER Instruments since we formed in 1988 – including the launch of our biomass monitors and cost-effective yeast monitors.

1988

ABER Instruments is formed when Professor Douglas Kell and Dr Robert Todd file patents for using radio-frequency (RF) impedance methods for measuring live biomass

1989

The first on-line Biomass Monitor (Model 214M) for biotechnology applications hit the market

1991 Yeast Monitor 316B is introduced targeted at the brewery sector
1994

The Multiplexer is established allowing biomass measurement within multiple fermenters from a single controller

1997

Launch of the Viable Cell Monitor 520 dedicated to animal cell culture

1998

Our achievements recognised with The Queen's Award for Export

2002

The challenge to measure on-line/ off-line simultaneously was met when ABER introduced the Model 920 Live Cell Analyser

2003

The Biomass Monitor 220 replaced the original Model 214M, offering improved sensitivity, integral multiplexer (for up to 4 bioreactors) and frequency scanning allowing changes in viability, cell size and the metabolic activity of cells to be monitored

2004

Model 230 Biomass Monitor becomes available, being built within an IP65 enclosure for a contained production environment

 2006

The popular and lower-cost Biomass Monitor 200 – compliant with GAMPS4 and dedicated to one bioreactor - is introduced

 2008 ABER incorporated the first viable biomass monitoring system into a commercial controller. The introduction of the world’s first disposable biomass probe heralds a new era
 2009  ABER launch FUTURA, the 3rd generation of biomass monitors
 2011  ABER become an employee owned company and launches the cost-effective Compact Yeast Monitor
 2012 

ABER achieve highest individual sales within the biotech sector

 2013  ABER turns 25, with distributors from all over the world flying in to celebrate