The development and characterization of new chromatography media is both complex and time consuming. At Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, Germany, the implementation of automated miniature column chromatography protocols has helped to improve throughput and reduce the amount of material required, allowing more measurements to be performed in less time.
The Wine Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory at the University of Adelaide has developed a customized solution offering fully automated sampling for yeast fermentations. Based on a Freedom EVO® 200 platform, this system frees researchers from the need to manually aliquot samples day and night for up to three weeks.
UCL’s Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering is harnessing the flexible automation capabilities of its Freedom EVO® workstations to explore novel bioprocessing applications, with a focus on the production of ‘next generation’ medicines including protein-derived therapeutics, vaccines and cells for therapy. Combining the Freedom EVO platform with devices such as Atoll’s MediaScout® RoboColumns®, researchers are able to generate high quality, scalable data that minimizes the cost and time required to optimize new bench-scale processes.