Hermann Beck, Roche, Basel, Schweiz

This talk will focus on our expectations, experiences and targets and some of the different questions and challenges which appeared when setting-up automation solutions for potency assays under GMP-conditions. E.g., which factors we consider relevant for optimal use of automation systems for potency assays and how automation could increase quality and efficiency of our work tasks. Some aspects beyond purely technical topics like comparison of automated- with manual assay performance, transferability and automation of potency assays under GMP-conditions will be presented and discussed.