Biotech Lab Automation



Business Issue

Customer is building a new state of the art Research and Development facility to discover new drugs.  Their existing R&D facility is out of date and will be decommissioned.

Project Summary

This project included providing automation services and products to automate Biotech process control equipment and the associated utilities that support the processes.  This equipment included:

  • Media Prep
  • Bioreactors
  • Mueller Fermentor Skids
  • Purified Water
  • Glycol
  • Chilled Water
  • Biowaste
  • Monitoring of other utilities and lab equipment

Scope Responsibility

Cornerstone Controls was responsible for the following areas:

  • Project Management
  • Automation Consulting to define system architecture, validation approach and software development methodology.
  • DeltaV Hardware Design Review and Procurement
  • DeltaV Configuration
  • Functional Requirement Development
  • Process Application Software Design, Development and Testing
  • Installation and Commissioning Support
    • DeltaV platform installation and qualification
    • Software debug
  • Instrument Engineering
  • The DeltaV system was comprised of 3000 I/O points, 12 process cells, 19 operator workstations and 15 controllers.  The control system included Foundation Fieldbus, Device Net and OPC technologies.


Project still in process