Automated sampling

TRACE C2 - online bioreactor sampling-system

The TRACE C2 is a fully-automated online bioreactor sampling system, enabling the collection of cell-containing or cell-free samples at predetermined times, from up to 4 separate bioreactors. It can be easily connected to analysis equipment such as an HPLC, cytometer or fraction collector. It enables precise sampling, even over extended periods of time.

The device is connected to the bioreactor using sterile single use tubing sets. For cell-free sampling the unit is used in conjunction with TRACE Analytics’ well-proven filtration and dialysis probes.

The TRACE C2 is a compact, cost-efficient and is controlled via PC-software (included in the package). It can be integrated into most SCADA systems.

TRACE C2 - online bioreactor sampling-system


  •  Timely and safe sampling without manual intervention
  • Improved process understanding through online analysis
  • Reduced process development time
  • Eliminates weekend and evening manual sampling
  • Increases the scope of online analytical methods
  • Connectivity to offline instrumentation (HPLC, Cytometry etc.)


  • Automated sampling of up to 4 reactors
  • Cell-containing sampling
  • Cell-free sampling (filtration and dialysis)
  • For single-use and conventional bioreactors
  • Fast and precise sampling

Technical data

  • Control by PC software (supplied)
  • External power supply 100..120 / 220..240 V~; 50/60 Hz
  • Interfaces (Ethernet, Modbus, OPC, Serial RS 232, I/O, USB)
  • Dimensions (in mm) 120 x 170 x 200 (W x H x D)
  • Weight:  1,8 kg
  • Ambient conditions: Temperature (15-35°C), Humidity (10-90%)