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DORNIER-LTF robots find new food applications with BIOTECON

news-releasesDORNIER LabTech Systems GmbH
January 9th 2015

Lindau, Germany: – Laboratory robotics specialist DORNIER–LTF today announced that its recent world OEM sales partnership with Potsdam-based BIOTECON has produced a new generation of automated PCR-Setup robots. The collaboration is extending use of DORNIER-LTF liquid handling robots beyond pharmaceutical laboratories into the Food and Feed Sectors and for environmental analysis.

BIOTECON Diagnostics is now ready to distribute worldwide its own automation solution based on DORNIER-LTF’s liquid handling and personal pipetting technologies, specialized for the food and feed industry and the environmental sector.

Real time PCR solutions

The first fruit of the collaboration are the Roboset+ and extended Roboset+HE liquid handling robots, marketed under BIOTECON’s foodproof® brand of solutions for innovative, rapid detection of pathogens, spoilage organisms, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and allergens through real-time PCR.

The Roboset+ is powered by the DORNIER-LTF automation engine, combined with BIOTECON Diagnostics’ foodproof® real-time PCR based detection kits.

Automated food diagnostics

“The Roboset+ is the perfect solution for automated qualitative and quantitative food diagnostics,” said DORNIER-LTF’s Director of Applications and Sales, Dr. Rudolf Walser.

“The system is easy to use and can be applied to many liquid handling tasks, from simple liquid transfer to highly complex applications. The precision and accuracy of the system provide safe and reproducible results and is suitable for all fields in the food industry that perform PCR-based rapid testing,” Dr. Walser explained.

“DORNIER-LTF and BIOTECON Diagnostics share many synergies, so we are both looking forward to introducing this innovative and advantageous automation technology,” commented Alois Schneiderbauer, Chief Business Officer for BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH.


DORNIER-LTF GmbH, based in Lindau am Bodensee, was founded in 2012 from the partnership of high-tech engineering company DORNIER with laboratory specialist LTF, to bring together state-of-the-art German engineering in industrial robot construction with applied scientific research experience in liquid handling in biotechnological laboratories.

The company specializes in creating reliable and easy to use precision pipetting devices that are essential research and diagnostic laboratory work. DORNIER-LTF has developed affordable high precision liquid handling robotic technologies, in particular the newly developed PIRO® pipetting robot that integrates high throughput benefits within a compact and easy to handle device.

About BIOTECON Diagnostics

Based in Potsdam, near Berlin, BIOTECON Diagnostics GmbH has built up respected experience and capabilities in the molecular biological and microbiological field over more than 15 years. The company focuses on the development, production and marketing of PCR-based rapid detection systems. BIOTECON Diagnostics offers suitable solutions for the food and beverage industry, as well as for pharmaceutical manufacturers and the cosmetics industry.

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