Microbe Modification

A client in the Life Sciences industry asked Nuvation to help them create a bioreactor that can alter the genetic traits of microbes, to create new medical treatments.

Microbe Modification System


  • Platform-level system architecture
  • Designed 2 unique boards, integrated numerous 3rd party subsystems including 4-axis motor controller and AI algorithms
  • Developed software to measure Ph, dissolved oxygen, multi-wavelength fluorescents, manage surgical-precision equipment
  • System-level (communications, data aggregation,) and embedded (microcontroller) software for master controller
  • Implemented no-contact sensing in a small physical footprint, using numerous high-accuracy sensors
  • Flex cable design for level sensing

Key Components Used

  • Rasberry Pi 4, STM32 microcontroller, AMS spectral sensor, Toshiba motor controllers, Analog Devices thermo-electric controller (TEC), Melexis IR temperature sensors, capacitive level sensor