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


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


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

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


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


Our achievements recognised with The Queen's Award for Export


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


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


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


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

ABER achieve highest individual sales within the biotech sector

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