LMGP gets a robot for high-throughput thin-film deposition
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 2 December 2013
LMGP recently acquired a robot capable of high-throughput thin-film deposition. The robot marks a significant improvement over the lab’s previous equipment—and will save its researchers valuable time.
The new Tecan robot automates tasks that, up until now, were done manually. It makes films that require a large number of layer-by-layer deposits directly on substrates with a multitude of wells. Thanks to the robots, the layers are now perfectly reproducible.
The thin films are crucial for the lab’s biomaterials and tissue engineering work, which requires the use of precious proteins. Research topics include muscle regeneration, bone reconstruction, and cancer processes. In parallel, LMGP could also make thin films for use by other labs.