Contract development

QInstruments offers contract development as well as manufacturing features to the Life Science industry during the past several years. We have successfully completed a number of instrument development contracts for our partners. Finally, the results of initial projects were transferred into new products and series production. These products are manufactured exclusively in Germany and comply with our stringent quality and sustainability criteria.

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Successful partnerships

We consider strategic partnerships with successful and globally positioned industrial companies as a crucial lever in order to  to maintain a technological edge and a strong proprietary position.

Partnership with BD Biosciences (USA)

Development and supply of a key component for BD FACSVerse™ flow cytometer that supports cell analysis for up to 10 parameters.
The developed shaker unit automates sample handling, enabling rapid processing of multitube racks and microtiter plates in this single unit. Designed to be easy to use and flexible, this option supports walkaway operation for busy research laboratories.

Partnership with IntelliCyt Corp. (USA)

Development and supply of a key component for iQue® Screener & iQue® Screener HD, the only true screening platform for suspension cell and bead formats. The developed shaker unit for 1536-well microplates provide the only true screening platform for screening suspension cells, beads, microbes and mixtures. High Throughput Flow for phenotypic screening, antibody discovery and in vitro toxicity testing is now a reality.

Partnership with Artel® Inc. (USA)

Development and supply of a shaker unit for Artel® MVS Multichannel Verification System. Compatible with virtually all automated liquid handling systems and multichannel handheld pipettes, the Artel MVS sits on a mobile workstation for portable, rapid calibration, verification and optimization of volume precision and accuracy.

Partnership with Xiril AG (CH)

Development and supply of a thermoshaker unit for Xiril Liquid Handling Robotic Workstations. Simple but clever combination of liquid mixing and robotic manipulation opens up the field of liquid handling automation by providing affordable solutions for even the smallest of workloads all the way up to high throughputs.

Partnership with Tecan AG (CH)

Development and supply of a shaker unit for Tecan QC Kit. Tecan offers a turnkey liquid handling performance verification solution by integrating Artel’s® proprietary Ratiometric Photometry™ technology with the Freedom EVO® platform.

Partnership with Analytik Jena AG (D)

Development and supply of thermoshaker and shaker units for life science applications. Thermal mixers are the basic equipment of every laboratory. Aside high-end instruments of the BioShake series, which are especially suited for mixing small volumes in microtiter plates, there are also systems for daily routine. As all thermal mixers offer a choice of several different blocks, every requirement can be met.

Partnership with GERSTEL GmbH & Co. KG (D)

Development and supply of a highly efficient vortex mixer and orbital shaker for the GERSTEL MultiPurpose Sampler (MPS). The orbital motion is provided by a precise linear, direct drive motor enabling finely-tuned operation. The mixing movements are well isolated in the horizontal plane, allowing even the most sensitive samples to be mixed efficiently without over agitation or wetting the vial cap (avoiding possible contamination). It provides highly efficient mixing, homogenization and liquid/liquid extraction.

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