10/10/2018

Festo opens development center in Boston

Festo opens development center in Boston

Innovative Products for the Life Science Market
The automation specialist will ceremoniously open its first development center specifically for the life science market in Boston.

On October 10, 2018, the automation specialist Festo will ceremoniously open its first development center for components and automation solutions specifically for the life science market in Boston.

 

The USA is at the forefront of the global life science market. This is where most industry-relevant innovations and new technologies emerge. In order to participate in these developments at an early stage, Festo began setting up a Technical Engineering Center (TEC) in Boston at the end of 2017.

 

The aim of the newly opened TEC Boston is to develop innovative products together with renowned medical and laboratory equipment manufacturers in the immediate vicinity. TEC Boston focuses on the development of new technologies for components and systems for handling liquids such as pipetting, aspiration and dispensing. The industry's demands on these processes are high throughput, reproducible and accurate results at low cost. The automation specialist Festo has a great deal of expert knowledge from its many years of experience in the manufacturing industry, which it now also offers for laboratory automation.

 

Festo impresses with innovative strength

Festo has launched the unique, compact EHMD rotary gripper module for laboratory automation. It can both grip and rotate sample vials and easily opens even the smallest sample vials up to 15 milliliters in volume. The company has developed the VTOE dispense head especially for handling liquids. It meets the high requirements of sample analysis: high precision even with the smallest dosing volumes as well as a high degree of reliability and reproducibility. With up to eight independent dosing channels, the VTOE dispense head enables a wide range of applications.

Festo is bringing the "Swabian" inventive talent from Germany to Massachusetts to open up the life science market there in networks with the renowned local universities and science centres and supply it with innovative and efficient solutions for laboratory automation.

 

Festo in laboratory automation and medical technology

Since 2004, the global family-owned company has been developing components and system solutions for plant manufacturers specializing in the automation of laboratory processes and the manufacture of medical devices. Due to the annual double-digit growth rate, this business area has been a separate division at Festo since 2015 and is being continuously expanded.

 

In laboratory automation, the focus is on the development of intelligent, tested products and subsystems for the automation of liquid and sample handling. In medical technology, Festo develops products and subsystems for medical devices. The focus is on the efficient regulation and control of process and medical gases.

 

Festo medical technology: http://www.festo.com/medtech

Festo laboratory automation: http://www.festo.com/labauto

Regular news on our LifeTech Blog: https://www.festo.blog

Contact:

Anna Fehrenbacher

+49(711)347-52827


Festo Media Service

 
 

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Festo Press Image TEC Boston On October 10, 2018, the automation specialist Festo will ceremoniously open its first development center for components and automation solutions specifically for the life science market in Boston. Photo: CBRE/New England)
Festo Press Image laboratory automation Festo develops intelligent, tested subsystems for the automation of liquid and sample handling. Photo: Festo AG & Co. KG)
Festo Press Image EHMD The compact EHMD rotary gripper module is unique on the market to date and can both grip and open sample vials. (Photo: Festo AG & Co. KG)
Festo Press Image VTOE-8 Precise dosing of various filling volumes and liquids with high throughput: the 8-channel dispense head VTOE-8. (Photo: Festo AG & Co. KG)
Festo Press Image medical technology In medical technology, the focus is on the efficient regulation and control of gases for medical devices. (Photo: Festo AG & Co. KG)