Partner to the biotech, pharma and cosmetics industry

Biotech, pharma and cosmetics industry

Festo offers custom-made automation solutions for the biotech, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Whether you produce active pharmaceutical ingredients using biotechnological or chemical processes, prepare formulations as a contract manufacturer or fill parenterals in cleanrooms, we can automate your processes to ensure reproducible product quality. Solutions, products and training courses from Festo provide reliability and increase your productivity. Rely on our combined engineering competency and decades of experience in automation technology.

Tablet production

Tablet production

Cream production

Cream production

Reliable automation of cream production processes

Find out more about our solutions for process optimisation of cream production

SIL: functional safety

SIL – functional safety

Minimise the safety risks for people and the environment

The reliability of safety functions in electric and electronic systems is assessed according to safety integrity levels defined in the basic standard IEC 61508.

Festo provides suitable products that meet the requirements for safety-related functions in chemical plants.

More information about SIL

GMP- and FDA-compliant products and solutions

Festo offers GMP- and FDA-compliant products and solutions

The regulations of the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines are also used as the standards for product development and solution engineering at Festo.

FDA-compliant products for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry

Angle seat valve VZXA

Angle seat valve VZXA

Flexible process valve:

The modular product concept makes it easier to modify and maintain your systems.

More information on VZXA

Biotest AG customer application

Process industry: Biotest

Standardised automation in blood plasma fractionation

In its new large-scale plant for plasma fractionation, Biotest AG can now obtain five instead of the previous three products from a litre of blood plasma. Our standardised components simplify installation and maintenance.

Biotest user report

Production of parenterals

Production of parenterals

Explosion prevention and protection

ATEX – Explosion prevention and protection

Keeping explosive atmospheres under control

Open- and closed-loop control in potentially explosive atmospheres:

Festo offers suitable products for the entire pneumatic and electrical control chain, including extensive documentation and declarations of conformity.

Additional information on explosion prevention and protection

Configurator for process valve units

Process industry: configurator for process valves

Quick and easy

From manually actuated process valves to fully automated ones, the new configurator makes selecting the optimum solution quick and reliable.

Configurator for process valve units

Ball valves - for every application

Ball valves

The range of stainless steel ball valves is highly flexible thanks to its good media resistance and wide variety of connection types.

All information on ball valves at a glance

Ball valves in the catalogue

Bayer Division Crop Science customer application

Bayer Division Crop Science

Proven solenoid valve technology for SIL applications

Tried and tested in operation since 2002: certified solenoid valves with no limitation on operating time in a multi-purpose plant with the highest standards in safety and reliability

Bayer Division Crop Science user report

Automation for bulk materials applications

Bulk material improver

Individually tailored to your requirements and applications for dosing, conveying, storing, mixing and separating – all from a single source.

Keeping you bulk materials flowing

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Solutions for Biotech/Pharma



White paper


Proportional valve technology is a flexible and cost-effective solution for controlling the pressure and flow rate of inert gases. Find out more in the

White paper on proportional valves for inertisation



Thanks to energy analysis for compressed air systems, you can save up to 60% on energy costs. Find out how much leakages cost, how you can improve energy efficiency and which measures will be worthwhile for whom.

White paper: Reducing energy costs in compressed air systems


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