The first book dedicated specifically to automated sample preparation and analytical measurements, this timely and systematic overview not only covers biological applications, but also environmental measuring technology, drug discovery, and quality assurance. Following a critical review of realized automation solutions in biological sciences, the book goes on to discuss special requirements for comparable systems for analytical applications, taking different concepts into consideration and with examples chosen to illustrate the scope and limitations of each technique.
Heidi Fleischer is Head of the Research Group "Life Science Automation - Processes" at the University of Rostock. She studied information technology and computer engineering at the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock (Germany). In 2011, Heidi Fleischer obtained her Ph.D. in life science engineering and in 2016 the habilitation in automation engineering at the University of Rostock. She teaches lectures, seminars and practical trainings in the fields of measurement technique and automation engineering, sensors and actuators, life science systems and technologies, and process automation. Kerstin Thurow is Director of the Center for Life Science Automation at the University of Rostock, Germany. She obtained her Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the habilitation in measurement and control in 1999 from the University of Rostock. In 1999 she was appointed a professorship for Life Science Automation. Since that time her scientific work is dedicated to the automation of life science processes. Professor Thurow has authored more than 170 scientific publications. She is a founding member of the academy of sciences Hamburg and member of the technical academy Germany (acatech).
INTRODUCTION Automation - A Definition Life Sciences - A Definition AUTOMATION IN LIFE SCIENCES - A CRITICAL REVIEW Automation in Biological Sciences Automation in Analytical Applications Requirements for Automating Analytical Procedures AUTOMATION CONCEPTS FOR LIFE SCIENCES Classical Automation Concepts Automation Concepts for Analytical Measurements Role of Robots in Automation Concepts for Analytical Measurements REALIZATION OF AUTOMATION CONCEPTS FOR ANALYTICAL MEASUREMENT Centralized, Closed System Centralized, Open System Decentralized, Closed System Decentralized, Open System AUTOMATED DATA ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION Requirements for Automated Data Analysis in Life Sciences System Concept and Realization Data Analysis in Elemental and Structural Measurement Data Analysis for Chiral Analysis REFERENCE LIST