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Monday, March 16 • 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Collections - State-of-the-Art Sample Management in Biopharma Research to Support Automated Analytical Systems

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In the last century automation has been well established in traditional industries such as car industry, food industry and many others. Drug discovery lags behind in terms of digitalization and automation. Pharmaceutical industries are beginning to catch up, some processes in the small molecular world are already automatized and the first success cases are being observed within biopharmaceuticals. In pharma Research and Early development at Roche further steps towards digitalization were done by implementing structured sample names, aligned databases, standards (e.g. body structures via HELM Sketch, SILA technology ), registration and requesting tools, as well as automated workstreams to support design, cell culture fermentation, purification and finally analytics. The combination of automation and digitalization will reduce hand on time for sample management, mainly supported by aliquotation robots, centralized sample order tools and automatized freezers. This will lead to an increase in through put and better standardization in analytics between experiments.


Alexander Knaupp, Dipl. Ing.

Project Leader Automation, Roche Diagnostics GmbH Deutschland


Monday March 16, 2020 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Room Saphir