Festo has opened a development centre for innovations in the global life sciences sector. The new Boston Technical Engineering Centre (TEC) will develop advanced products by partnering with medical and laboratory equipment manufacturers.
TEC Boston is focusing on developing components and systems for performing liquid handling functions such as pipetting, aspiration and dispensing.
Festo is applying its expertise in factory and process automation to this growing field of laboratory automation. For example, it has launched the EHMD rotary gripper module, which can grip and rotate sample vials and open sample vials up to 15 millilitres in volume.
It also has developed the VTOE dispense head especially for handling liquids. It meets stringent requirements of sample analysis: high precision even with the smallest dosing volumes and a high degree of reliability and reproducibility.