Laboratory Automation
Overview :

Laboratory automation involves the development of instruments and systems to facilitate, accelerate, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of research occurring in laboratories.

For example, an important area of research is drug discovery, which is the process by which efficacious drugs are identified.  This process usually involves high-throughput screening, wherein large libraries of chemicals are tested for their ability to modify a target, which is a structure involved in the pathology of interest.  High-throughput screening systems involve, for example, the ability to rapidly deliver an accurate amount of a very small quantity of liquid to a precise location, such as to one of 96 or 384 or more wells in a micro-titre plate.

Click on a link below to see some of our work in High-Throughput Testing:

Tissue:  USP 7,179,637   USP 7,364,905

Drugs/Chemicals:  USP 7,579,194   USP 6,742,549   USP 6,644,364

USP 6,570,158   USP 6,365,412   USP 7,028,726

Analytical Systems:

USP 6,570,158      USP 6,563,117      USP 5,938,932      USP 6,410,342


Micro-fluidic Dispensing:

USP 6,964,358   USP 6,357,636   USP 6,886,610   USP 6,786,253

Miscellaneous Laboratory Automation Devices:

USP 7,179,420   USP 6,694,197   USP 6,524,531   USP 6,444,033

USP 6,410,342   USP 6,365,412   USP 6,116,297   USP 5,988,869