Mobile robots are new in lab environments - these areas are structural variable and sophisticated. Mobile agents can fill the gap between different ambient conditions in different lab types and they can support the human operator and lab technician.
Design and Development of an automated tube storage as a liquid handling workstation direct integration including internal temperature control, tube identification, liquid properties identification and more smart functions like capping / decapping.
Integration of new higher sophisticated robots and actuator systems into laboratory automation lines with the scope on flexibility in system process definition, ease of operation and integration of transport functions as well as manipulation functions at a time
Doing labwork close to the human's operation. For some processes this is a need to fulfill the needs of existing SOPs evaluated and certified by standard organizations. In this case more DOFs in the managing robots are required - i.e. in Dual Arm robots. Here also a special software environment is needed to build efficient workflow control.
Accelerating analyses can be done by new and robust methods for sample prep - filtering, derivatisations can be performed in parallel. CELISCA is looking for new ways to eliminate with automated tools complex matrix structures in different types of biological and chemical samples in a wide variety of applications.
The obvious way to enhance throughput is to accellerate measurement processes. Unfortunately for structural elucidation and elemental composition data this usually requires preanalytical separation technologies. CELISCA develops ultrafast methods without pre-separations
Multiple processes and applications require multi-parametric data acquisition and handling. CELISCA works to find solutions for medical and environmental problems as well as for air and space applications.
Efficient tools for Cell Culturing are subjects of CELISCAs research efforts. Beside adherent 2D-cell culturing also non-adherent cell systems and 3D-cell systems are of increased interest.
Embedded Systems help to make Industry 4.0 happen. CELISCA works focussed to the field of medical applications to design new systems for personalized medical data management solutions.
Multiple processes and applications require multi-parametric data acquisition and handling. CELISCA works to find solutions for environmental problems as well as for air and space applications, focussed to elements & molecules.
CELISCA's researcher develop control systems to allow several sub-processes to be executed in parallel. A major problem is the efficient scheduling and the optimized resource management inside a defines scope: lab, part or whole enterprise.
In this regards all robots, analyzers, storages as well as labware and samples -also "the man in the loop" - subjects for optimization.
In the field of life sciences the rules necessary for the different types of application always have the priority in executing the different process steps.
So, automated methods to be developed must consider this as an highly important circumstance.