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Laboratory Automation

It's surprising how much pharmaceutical research to date has been more art than science. Computing power is still a long way off predicting the properties of proteins and cells from their DNA, so until then the more research that can be accelerated by automation (e.g. lab robots, lab-on-chip) the better.

And this is being driven by the big pharma companies who can't afford the failure rate at late stage drug development, or worse after release which can result in multi-billion law suits. I attended an excellenty talk by the chief scientific office for GE Healthcare recently and they are mass producing stem cell lines, and the machinery to test them, so that drugs can be tested for cardio-toxicity much earlier on in the development process.

Laboratory Automation News

AI-powered RoboChem for faster, more efficient drug discovery

Interesting Engineering - 25-Jan-2024

Autonomous robot outperforms scientists, accelerating the path to new pharmaceuticals


A new method called FAST studies cellular ageing in cultured cells

Live Forever Club - 18-Jan-2024

FAST is precise and works with different cell types and microscopes


Vivodyne pioneers drug development with lab-grown organs with $38M funding

Longevity Technology - 22-Nov-2023

Offers over 20 innovative organ models for realistic testing and collaborating


C. elegans: A tiny worm that can help scientists understand how ageing works

Live Forever Club - 20-Nov-2023

The research could lead to new ways to slow down ageing in humans


Automata raises $40M to make science labs more efficient and productive

TechCrunch - 03-Oct-2023

Company's LINQ platform streamlines drug development for scientists

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Laboratory Automation Resources

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Magnitude Biosciences

Biotechnology company that combines experience in ageing research, the nematode C. elegans and automation

Denali Therapeutics

Company focused on the discovery and development of therapies for patients with neurodegenerative diseases


Biotechnology company that develops and manufactures human therapeutics for various illness and diseases


Company creating living platforms that emulate the complexities of human biology


Global leader in metabolomics for precision medicine, biomarker discovery, and advancing microbiome research


Company developing, producing and marketing affordable, high quality generic drugs and specialty pharmaceuticals


Company focused on development of therapeutics that slow the degenerative processes associated with aging.

Stealth BioTherapeutics

Biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and commercialization of novel therapies..


Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative drugs

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries

Company developing, producing and marketing affordable, high quality generic drugs and specialty pharmaceuticals

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Laboratory Automation Blog Posts

Laboratory Automation - only the white coats remain

Laboratory Automation - only the white coats remain

Reducing the time and cost of clinical tests will help us beat the big killers, then guide our personalised rejuvenation programmes