lab production procedures can be time consuming and can suffer
reproducability issues that depend on personnel and their
are experienced in designing and specifying systems that start
with your current manual procedure and end in a completely
automated or semi-automated turn-key system. We can integrate
components and work with OEM manufacturers of liquid handling,
instrumentation, cell culture bioreactors and fermentation
vessels to create a system that is specific to your process.
Batch data conforming to FDA guidelines for access and control
can be stored to reduce manual effort and avoid transcription
error. The data can be also be made available to existing
ERP systems for customer service and to produce compliance
What factors are involved in deciding whether or not
to automate a process?
a procedure is not performed often enough to justify automation.
However, commonalities can often be found so that a select
set of equipment can be effectively integrated to automate
most steps of several similar procedures. Our experience with
solutions created by laboratory personnel alone is that many
companies neglect the integration glue that makes separate
pieces of equipment work together to form a robust, reliable
system that saves time and money.
the appropriate automation elements are identified, the manual
procedure must be converted to its mechanical equivalent.
We can identify factors that can affect reproducability and
accuracy and help you develop tests that will validate your
procedure before your commitment to purchase liquid handling,
cooling or incubation equipment. Some of the benefits
of automation are less tangible (how much does it cost to
find another qualified technician or biologist after you have
bored one into another job with a repetitive procedure?) We
can help you identify the appropriate degree of automation
for your laboratory procedures.
for information on how we can help you and your staff automate