The DECHEMA position paper “Taking biotech research to the next level” that has been introduced in 2018 and is now available in an updated English version. The authors analyze the individual developments brought about by digitalization, miniaturization and automation.
They state that the developments are not yet perceived as a coherent phenomenon and the potential synergies not fully understood. For Germany as a traditionally engineering-oriented country, the convergence of these technologies offers special opportunities. The authors list fields of actions to be taken by researchers, industry, funding organisations and the education system, in order to fully exploit the potential.
publishing date August 2022