Routine work in the laboratory is labor-intensive and usually requires qualified personnel with specific know-how. However, many of these tasks can be automated in order to increase reproducibility and throughput - and thus relieve the workload of the skilled personnel. In addition, human errors can be avoided by automating the highly repetitive activities. The integration of state-of-the-art measurement technology also allows fine-meshed monitoring of the processes, which can adjuist adaptively to the state of the cells.
The Fraunhofer IPT develops closed systems for networked and adaptive process control. Thanks to the modular design, not only individual steps but complete process chains can be mapped and implemented. By means of intelligent plant control with a user-friendly user interface, individual processes can be controlled and adapted adaptively to the behavior of the biological product. In addition, a comprehensive data acquisition concept offers complete documentation of all generated data in order to follow processes in accordance with current guidelines and standards.
In close cooperation with biologists, engineers and computer scientists, the Fraunhofer IPT develops concepts for the automation of laboratory processes in green, red and white biotechnology - from individual solutions to the automation of a complete biotechnological laboratory for cell culture processes. In addition, we provide decision recommendations to automate individual process chains and support you in their implementation.
- Support in the automation of laboratory processes
- Preparation of plant concepts
- Special machinery construction
- Plant planning and commissioning
- Control system development and adaptation
- Development of integrated measurement technology, e.g. High Speed Microscopy
- GMP-compliant design and construction