Securecell offers virtual insights into ZHAW laboratory

Urdorf/Wädenswil ZH- Securecell offers a virtual tour of the digitized laboratory for bioprocesses at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). The biotech company has installed its Lucullus software there.

The biotech company Securecell from Urdorf and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) have completed a joint research project at the Laboratory for Bioprocesses at the ZHAW. Following the installation of the Lucullus software from Securecell, the laboratory can now be viewed in a virtual tour, according to the press release. The bioprocess laboratory headed by Lukas Neutsch, head of the Bioprocess Technology department at the ZHAW, has been gradually digitized since 2020.

The aim of the project between the ZHAW and Securecell AG was to develop the technical framework for the intensification of bioprocesses through innovative digitalization and automation concepts. The project was supported by Innosuisse, the Swiss Agency for Innovation Promotion. According to Securecell, the potential of standardized and automated monitoring, control and evaluation routines across a broad spectrum of biotechnological value chains from bacteria to mammalian and microalgae cultures was investigated.

A fully integrated development and prototyping system for digitally enhanced workflows in biotechnology was created, the i2BPLab (Intelligent and Integrated BioProcessing Lab). At the heart of bioprocess digitization is the Lucullus software solution from Securecell AG, which can be used to digitize process chains.

In future, both students and research groups at the ZHAW will be able to benefit from digital technologies. The laboratory also opens up new possibilities for Securecell, the press release continues. Products can be tested extensively and efficiently in real applications, improved in collaboration with the ZHAW and demonstrated to potential customers.

Securecell is a member of the Bio-Technopark Schlieren-Zurich. ce/gba

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