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Applikon my-Control

The Applikon my-Control for controlling small scale bioreactors using minimal bench space
The Applikon my-Control with selectable colored band to personalize and mark each system
The Applikon my-Control with stirred tank bioreactor

Applikon my-Control

The my-Control is ideal for small scale cultivations as this controller requires less bench space than other controllers. This advanced system can control single- and multi-use bioreactors from 50 mL (working volume) up to a total volume of 3 L for both cell culture and microbial cultures.


Color your Lab

  • Easy operation through web browsers
  • Expandable control system with optional extra inputs and outputs
  • Enhanced parallel processing by allowing up to 8 my-Controllers in one human interface

The selectable colored band on the unit allows the system to be personalized and to fit your laboratory. The advanced my-Control software makes it possible to switch from microbial to cell culture configuration in seconds. With its footprint of only 19 by 35 cm (W x D) it uses the minimal amount of bench space, allowing to set up as many as 5 on 1 m width of bench space. 

Features & Specifications

Full control

The my-Control provides full control of all bioprocess parameters, including pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, RedOx, agitation, foam, and level. It has USB connections for optional balances, Biomass, Fluorophor pH and DO sensors.

It is based on the same familiar Getinge Applikon control platform as the other controllers.

Advanced control strategies

The my-Control comes with selectable autotuning adaptive PID control for accurate control when process conditions change during the culture.

It has extended liquid additions options tuned to small scale cultivation via up to 4 variable speed pumps at the front of the controller. And it comes with enhanced gas addition strategies via 4 mass flow controllers.

Easy operation through web

The built-in web server allows the my-Control to be operated by any computer with a web browser: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Google Chrome. Wireless devices like iPad, iPhone or Android tablets or phones can also be used to operate a my-Control.

Via the built-in web server enhanced parallel processing is accessible which allows user to control multiple (up to 8) bioreactors in parallel.


pH Sensor Traditional electrochemical or Single-use
DO sensor Traditional Polarographic, Optical LumiSens or Single-use
Redox Traditional electrochemical
Temperature Pt-100, measurement Range: 0-150 °C accuracy 0,1°C
Foam/level Resistive based measurement
Weight Input for external balances
Optional Biomass (Capacitance or optical density) or Offgas measurements
Additional I/O Up to 4 Analog in and 4 Analog out, up to 8 Digital out
Gas Up to 4 MFC’s or needle valves with solenoid valves,
max flow 1.500 mL/min N2 equialent
Liquids 4 variable speed pumps, up to 40 mL/min
2 microvalves or up to 4 external variable speed pumps
Stirring 0-2000 rpm
Temperature Peltier elements or heating blanket or cooling with cold water water valve
Control Hardware and Software platform Applikon proprietary and Applikon Firmware
Certifications CE certified, GAMP compliant
21 CFR part 11 compatible Yes
Communication & SCADA Lucullus PIMS, DeltaV
  Applikon OPC server available


The Applikon my-Control is ideal for the following applications:

  • Modelling
  • Toxicity studies
  • Screening studies
  • Media optimization
  • Microbial and cell culture
  • Batch, Fed-Batch, Perfusion and Continuous cultivation
  • Small scale cultivations up to 3 L volume

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