Labman Automation is a UK technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of laboratory robotics. The company has developed MultiDose, an automated solid dosing laboratory instrument, choosing the UR3e cobot arm to power the system due to UR’s track record and ease of use. MultiDose can free up to six lab technician hours on an experiment compared to running with manual processes. Lab throughput is also increased after hours as the ‘walk away’ nature of the system enables automated experiments.
The Business Transformation
The concept for Labman’s MultiDose product came out of addressing a specific customer need. A key customer came to Labman requiring a solution that could automate powder dosing with a greater level of usability than existing solutions, while offering the versatility to integrate the system into larger workflows.
As well as a requirement for a standard benchtop platform, it was clear that a number of laboratory customers wanted Labman to develop a bespoke enclosure that met Class 1 safety cabinet specifications for dispensing active pharmaceutical ingredients.