Lab automation at analytica

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The purpose of lab automation is to make work in the modern laboratory more efficient. But can laboratory automation be successful in the chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, medical or food sectors? At analytica, the leading trade show for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology, we will present the latest trends in automation technology and lab automation systems.


What is laboratory automation?

In fact, the first steps in lab automation were already taken back in the seventies in the chemical sector, in that processes like agitating or tempering were transferred to machines. laboratory automation is basically about transferring processes in the laboratory to equipment, robotics or software, wherever possible, in order to:

  • give laboratory staff time for other important process steps
  • save costs or
  • increase reproducibility by introducing machine accuracy.

Thus, lab automation is a sub-area of automation engineering. The aim is that machines will work increasingly independently making human intervention redundant.

Lab automation and its applications

Laboratory automation can support you in many areas, e.g.:

  • measuring using sensors or analyzers
  • experiments, e.g. with robotics
  • documentation, e.g. the laboratory notebook
  • evaluation using a database

Companies in the field of laboratory automation at analytica

Find more companies which can support you with laboratory automation and lab automation systems in our exhibitor directory.

Lab automation: preparation is the name of the game

To make sure that thanks to digitalization and robotics this makes the modern laboratory an asset to the day-to-day work, you should commission an accurate preliminary analysis of the processes you conduct on a daily basis, so that they can be transferred to a machine later on.

For the purposes of the lean laboratory it is also advisable to scrutinize all steps at this stage and exclude unnecessary steps.

Individual solutions to your laboratory automation system

After determining the requirements for your laboratory, you will also know which laboratory equipment, facilities and software are needed to make your day-to-day work easier. Since individual solutions are often required, analytica, the leading trade show in this field, offers the perfect opportunity to make contacts with companies in the field of laboratory automation. So visit us in Munich and discover the latest trends in laboratory automation.