Astech Projects to Offer Automation Consultation at European Lab Automation

Published: Jun 28, 2011

Runcorn, UK (28 June, 2011): This year at European Lab Automation (ELA), in Hamburg, Astech Projects will be providing consultation to the Life Science sector. Astech’s dedicated laboratory automation staff will be available at ELA to advise on the considerations and processes required for implementing a bespoke lab automation system. Established to design, develop and deliver innovative bespoke automation solutions, Astech’s consultants and engineers are well positioned to automate any laboratory workflow or process.

As R&D and manufacturing practices rapidly change and develop in all industries across the globe, customers are faced with new workflow or process challenges. They need to source automation which is both effective but also, in this present climate, very cost efficient. The team at Astech acknowledge the need to find new and innovative solutions for each individual set up.

Anthony Moran, Sales & Marketing Director, Astech Projects, comments, “We find that some people are just unsure as to how their particular process can be automated and are sometimes reluctant to talk to people about it as they assume there isn’t an affordable solution” he continued, “We work across many areas, for example: pharma, medical devices, petrochem and healthcare sectors and can pull from our experience and expertise to devise new solutions. Our customers are often surprised by the new ideas we can present and develop for them.”

In a continual push to improve the cost-effectiveness of their automation solutions, Astech have been at the forefront of the cross-fertilisation of technologies across different industry sectors, such as utilising robotic manipulators from the automotive sector in the pharmaceutical environment. The improved reliability, flexibility and relative low cost means robots are being used in more and more applications in the pharmaceutical industry. As such Astech is the ideal partner to integrate such robotics as part of a bespoke lab automation platform that can perform liquid and/or powder handling, vialling, weighing, mixing, etc.

For more information on the systems Astech Projects has developed and the services they offer, please visit stand 123 at ELA 2011, 30 June - 1st July, or visit

About Astech Projects

Astech Projects is an Engineering and Science based company supplying advanced automated systems to a worldwide customer base. Leaders in innovative design, Astech specialises in robotic applications supplying next generation technology to an enviable world-wide portfolio of blue chip clients. Astech has dedicated groups specialising in Drug Delivery Automation, Laboratory Automation and Special Applications. Astech also offers a comprehensive system support package called REACTS® providing peace of mind for the lifetime of a system.

Established in 1995, Astech has grown consistently to become a leading automation company. Astech holds ISO-9001 and TickIT accreditation and undergoes regular customer and third party quality audits. All design, manufacturing, software development and testing activities are undertaken at their specialist facility in Cheshire, UK. From here systems are shipped, installed and maintained worldwide. In 2009, in recognition of its outstanding achievements Astech secured the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

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