Department of Automation

The department delivers solutions for complex laboratory automation tasks in biotechnology. Work here focuses on processes related to cell culture, expansion and monitoring and aims at increasing the efficiency, quantity and quality of cell products.

A further focal area is found in developing procedures and devices for a broad range of point-of-care applications. Among other things, an in vitro diagnostics (ivD) platform is available for this purpose, which can be adapted to different diagnostic tests depending on the task at hand. Furthermore, procedures and devices are also available for analyzing and using molecular interfaces and higher-order electronic effects.

Special importance is also assigned to developing procedures to gently dehydrate and fix dry reagents, which are used in all kinds of ways in diagnostics and analytics.