Introduction of an automated laboratory system for a new field of laboratory operation, namely cultivation and handling of live brain tissue.
The company's expertise in manual throughput was transferred to automatable methods. Processing data is used for scheduling purposes to yield efficient production of results.
Automated process has comparable survival rates and high reproducibility. Time tolerance is lower than for manual operation.
Several bottle necks of the system have been identified and are to be improved upon in future research. These are especially “handling of membrane inserts” and slow‐running procedures.
Cataloging of activity data (timestamps, parameters, etc.) allows for much easier statistical analysis and data‐mining than with manual operation data.
Tissue‐based, high‐throughput screening is a seminal field in laboratory automation.
Hortig, J., Boehme, T., Felsch, T. and Elkmann, N. (2005), "Automation in biotechnology – active ingredient analysis on brain tissue", Sensor Review, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 292-294. https://doi.org/10.1108/02602280510620835Download as .RIS
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