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Automated Chemical Synthesis: Reliable Production and Rapid Knowledge Gain

KIT Invests About Four Million Euros in Facility for Automated Synthesis - Efficient Processes to Accelerate the Development of Innovative Materials
The automated plant will produce new materials for drug discovery and materials science through a combination of established equipment and open hardware components. (Foto: Patrick Hodapp, KIT)Patrick Hodapp, KIT

August 4, 2021

One of the most modern infrastructures for automated process control in chemistry is being built by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) together with BASF: The facility will initially produce new substances in parallel for applications in fields ranging from biology to materials science. In the long term, the facility will also enable a high-throughput process for chemical reactions. KIT is investing about four million euros in this project. The facility is located in the Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMFi) and is open to internal and external scientists.

Source: Press Release 072/2021

Updated assessment criteria for proposals

December 06, 2019

Please note that future proposals with insufficient information will be strictly rejected. We have adapted our guidelines as follows:

Assessment criteria are scientific value, relevance to KIT research, commitment of user to KNMF, and in the case of returning users, success of previous work, proper reporting and high-value publications arising from the previous proposals. The proposal must include sufficient information to allow the technology experts and reviewers to evaluate the feasibility and scientific excellence of the proposed work.