State-of-the-art automation for low to

ultra-High-Throughput Screening

We offer state-of-the-art automation for low to ultra-High-Throughput Screening to find and optimise novel leads for drug development. We can help you miniaturise your assays to 96-, 384- or 1536-well formats for Low, Medium or High-Throughput Screening including hit validation, hit-to-lead and lead optimisation.

How we help you to accelerate
your drug discovery programme

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Our uHTS lab hosts a fully automated, state-of-the-art, robotic system in an industrial set-up, to assist your drug discovery process. This is a system which runs efficient biochemical and cellular HTS assay technologies (absorbance, luminescence, fluorescence based) in 384- or 1536-well formats and can produce over 300,000 data points per day.


Acoustic dispensing technology allows for contact-free, low-volume handling of compound solutions and facilitates online cherry-picking of active compounds. Our complete infrastructure, including fully automated data analysis software and transparent pipeline, guarantees full exploitation of high quality results.

Our advanced ultra-High-Throughput Screening (uHTS) system consists of 3 robot pods connected by a conveyer belt system. It features an on-line compound store with capacity for 2.5 million samples, ECHO acoustic dispensers for contact free dispensing and a wide range of instruments to perform biochemical and cellular assays in 1536- or 384-well format in a fully automated manner. Over 200,000 data samples are routinely measured per day.

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uHTS Equipment

Most instruments are placed on carts so that the system configuration can be adapted to the needs of specific projects. This flexible docking system designed by HighRes Biosolutions® also allows for easy integration of new technologies/instruments. A custom designed safety system ensures that individual instruments can be accessed during a run.

Benefits of automation
Our automated workflows produce high-quality data in a consistent manner. Assays can be run outside business hours enabling fast turn-around times. Combined with miniaturisation to 1536-well format, a high-quality, efficient and cost saving setup is offered to our clients.