Robotic Polymer Synthesis Platform

An automated robotic synthesis platform for the synthesis of a range of biomaterials (Available Summer 2021).
Institution
UC Santa Barbara
Research Areas
Synthesis and Formulation
Robotic Polymer Synthesis Platform.

The Robotic Polymer Synthesis Platform integrates robotic handling with an automated powder and liquid handler/dispenser and high-throughput characterization, enabling the characterization of monomers, polymers, and material properties on the same timescale with which they can be made, overcoming traditional challenges to high-throughput materials discovery. Additional features include temperature-controlled mixing stations with small scale reaction plates, photochemistry capability, and the option to conduct reactions under superheated conditions and pressure.