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Success Factors for Lab Automation

Presented by Wolfgang Joerg

In today’s laboratories automation can make a significant contribution by not only improving work flow and adding speed and efficiency but also freeing resources to allow scientists to focus on their core job: research, development and analysis.

While lab automation has become essential to better handling high volumes of sample at faster rate, each system needs to address the specific needs and demands of the laboratory and the researcher. To bridge the gap between development costs and return on investment Wolfgang’s success formula is to keep automation as simple as possible.

Topics covered in this interview include:

  • The commercial necessity of automation
  • Overcoming the crux of customisation
  • Human-machine collaboration
  • Future-proofing automated systems
Wolfgang Joerg, Boehringer Ingelheim >
Wolfgang Joerg

Head - Lab Automation, Boehringer Ingelheim

As an electronic engineer with over 20 years of experience in laboratory automation, Wolfgang heads the in-house Lab Automation at Boehringer Ingelheim and has been leading numerous successful automation projects.

After studying Industrial Electronics at Aalen University in Germany, Wolfgang joined Boehringer Ingelheim in 1987. He became the Head of the Electronics/Lab Automation Team in 1989 and has worked for Boehringer Ingelheim ever since.