Improved reproducibility, fewer external influences, higher throughputs without losing laboratory flexibility and sophisticated sterile certified environmental conditions: these are only some of the requirements to be met when developing automation solutions in the field of life sciences. The interdisciplinary team of 25 scientists working in the Department of Laboratory Automation and Biomanufacturing Engineering at Fraunhofer IPA addresses these challenges. We have the necessary expertise to implement innovative end-to-end solutions, from the concept through to the validated process. By combining our own key solutions with gold-standard components, we supply top-quality solutions that are reliable, flexible and suitable. Our ultimate objective is to ensure benefits for the end-user.