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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.


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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


Biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for aging-related diseases.

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LabGenius: a company for automating the discovery of new antibodies

Wired - 09-Aug-2023

Pioneering a new era of medical technology to speed up drug development


Automating genetics research: A robotic system for handling C. elegans (with video) - 06-Jul-2023

WormPicker takes on time-consuming tasks including inspection, movement between petri dishes and genetic crossing


MHRA-trial of new robot that can grow stem cells- to bring new low cost and safe therapies

GOV.UK - 16-Mar-2023

Fully automated Intelligent Cell Processing System to manufacture potentially life-saving treatments


£500K in 4th round funding to scale-up Magnitude Biosciences' C. elegans research services

Magnitude Biosciences - 14-Nov-2022

Advances in AI is great, but this sort of automation is what will create the data it needs to find new longevity drugs


Drones tested as faster means of transport for supplies within a hospital site

BBC - 22-Oct-2022

NHS Trust will carry out further development to see how drones can improve services for its patients

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