CELISCA is a Central Scientific Research Center of the University Rostock. It was founded by the chair of laboratory automation in 2003 and is a BMBF funded Center for Innovation Competence. The center is committed to its work on the way to FUTURE--LAB. This approach contains different stages of automation for life science related processes including relevant sensor systems and spectrometers, robotic systems/actuators, information technologies as well as human work combined with robotics. The work is primary driven driven by efforts from the chair of automation/life science automation and is based on a deep process knowledge for emerging chemical/catalytic and medical processes of interest.