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Automated Control Concepts Launches Lab Owl™ Bioreactor Control System

New bioreactor control system integrates lab instrumentation for optimal data collection and analysis, and aims to liberate labs from routine processes

Automated Control Concepts

NEPTUNE, NJ – January 16, 2018 – Automated Control Concepts, Inc. (ACC) today (Jan. 16) announced that it has launched a powerful bioreactor control and information system geared to the needs of laboratories using cell culture and fermentation applications. ACC has named the system Lab Owl™ and its easy-to-use interface has already been leveraged with success in real-world applications ranging from bench-top bioreactors in development labs, through pilot plants and manufacturing. 

Lab Owl™ Bioreactor Control System“ACC developed Lab Owl following decades of experience working with biotech research laboratories and manufacturers,” says Kurt Elam, senior director, sales and marketing. “For customers who seek streamlining set-up time, achieving better repeatability, integrated data collection and reporting, even controlling experiments remotely—Lab Owl is a true game-changer.” 

“We’ve discovered that most scientists felt that there had to be a better way to control their experiments and collect and analyze their data,” says CEO, Michael Blechman. “Lab Owl provides that better way. Developed in collaboration with scientists from several major biotechnology companies, Lab Owl is easy to configure, flexible in control, and integrated with analytical instruments—allowing scientists to focus on innovation.” 

Lab Owl is available in flexible and scalable form factors to meet the needs of labs dependent on bioreactors for cell culture and fermentation experiments. To learn more, visit 

About ACC

Established in 1983, Automated Control Concepts, Inc. (ACC) is an independent systems integrator delivering automation and information-oriented solutions to the industrial market.  ACC helps businesses improve the efficiency, quality and compliance of their manufacturing and/or facility operations through the strategic use of technology and standards (such as S88 and S95). Services include initial requirements definition and system design through the implementation and commissioning of plant-wide automation and information systems.  ACC delivers solutions to a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, consumer goods, food, water, and utility. Typical solutions include PLC/SCADA applications, batch and recipe management, track & trace, plant performance, and control-to-enterprise integration.  ACC has offices in Neptune, New Jersey, and Rockville, Maryland. For more information about ACC, visit