High-throughput and Combinatorial Experimentation in Polymer Science

Discover faster – explore large parameter spaces and secure IP – shorten time to markets – react to disruptive technology changes – high speed research

Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert announced, “Have you ever wished for smart alternatives to slow experimental progress? Did you find yourself getting tired of repeating experiments many times, one after the other to improve your materials? Have you ever thought of bringing conventional experimentation to a new level of success rate and confidence in its results? Have you been unsatisfied with leaving information behind due to time constraints on your projects?

The machinery of research and innovation is going even faster. Conventional approaches for experimentation quickly reach their limitations if multiple parameter optimizations are concerned, as it is generally the case with real world problems in materials sciences.

There are break-through tools and methods available that can significantly speed-up experimentation, analytics and materials testing when combined with enhanced data evaluation. While these methods are extremely powerful especially in combination, even to apply those separately at well considered points to a scientific or technological problem often results in acceleration and new insights.”

Chemspeed Technologies AG, the leading provider of high-throughput and high-output research & development workflow-solutions, is proud to be an integral part of DPI’s and JCSM’s pioneering research, exemplarily reflected by the following selected presentations from the workshop:
• “Accelerated developments of new polymer based battery systems”
• “Exploring compatibility maps for polymer blends”

About Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI)
The Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI) was established in 1997 as a public-private partnership to perform pre-competitive research into polymers and their application, linking scientific knowledge to the industrial need for innovation. This resulted in added value for universities in scientific publications and for companies in intellectual property rights and the possibilities to execute new activities.

About Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM)
The Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena is a member of the Dutch Polymer Institute (www.polymers.nl), in which industry as well as leading research groups carry out pre-competitive research projects. Within the technology area “High-throughput Experimentation” Chemspeed and the Schubert-group have cooperated already since 2002. In order to further boost the application of HTE equipment, e.g. for pharmaceutical applications, the interdisciplinary Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM) has recently been created.


December 10, 2013