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L'Oréal implements hte laboratory automation solution to accelerate their formulations R&D
HEIDELBERG, Germany [July 13, 2009]
hte - the high throughput experimentation company - today announces the successful collaboration with L'Oréal Recherche in a laboratory automation project.
An Fpro Formulator™ workstation has been successfully performing in L’Oréal’s R&D centre in Chevilly Larue for one year now . The unit underwent a smooth installation process and the start-up phase has been relatively short. This has meant that hte has already received positive feedback from L'Oréal concerning its operation.
"We are delighted with the opportunity to bring hte's high throughput technology and expertise to yet another area of formulations and laboratory automation research and development. We are very excited to be working with L'Oréal and are looking forward to building a broader, long-term relationship between L'Oréal and hte," says Dr. Dirk Demuth, CEO at hte.
hte offers a broad range of automated technology solutions in the field of lab automation. These can be large-size customized workflows designed by hte workflow architects and created in hte's pioneering technology workshops. Multiple modules with various functionalities can be interconnected using industrial robotics, and complex formulation recipes can be executed using flexible scheduling software in a way that enables the optimization of processing time.
Often 'smaller' integrated systems can increase R&D productivity by a factor of 10 if a predominant bottleneck in the client's research activities is identified and eliminated. hte's integrated systems typically encompass a handling robot combined with a specific core functionality and are seamlessly integrated into the client's existing laboratory environment and processes.
hte's automated and integrated systems and workflows offer the benefits of improved reproducibility and quality and increased throughput. They are fully supported by proprietary data management software, improving knowledge management and consequently making information easily shareable between researchers.
The application of hte's high throughput technology provides a cost-effective way for companies to increase formulation and testing capacity and so reduce time-to-market for breakthrough new products that match an increasingly broad range of consumer needs.
hte - the high throughput experimentation company - is a leading provider of technology solutions and services to clients in the energy, chemical, environmental and consumer product sectors. These solutions enable significant enhancement in productivity for R&D in catalysis, materials science and formulations. hte brings the benefits of its extensive expertise in deploying methods for high throughput experimentation to its clients via two complimentary offerings: (i) Technology Solutions - implementation of tailored, integrated hardware and software solutions at the client's site; (ii) R&D Solutions - collaborative research programs based at hte's state-of-the-art facilities in Heidelberg.
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