BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES

Columbia Tech works closely with biotech and life science innovators to design and manufacture complex capital equipment and benchtop devices including cryogenic, diagnostic, and analytical devices, as well as robotic and automation equipment.

Contract Manufacturing Complex Life Science Devices

Columbia Tech is the leading provider of engineering, prototyping, design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA), new product introduction (NPI), contract manufacturing, logistics, and aftermarket services for the life sciences and biotech industries. While your firm is innovating next generation technology, you may be suffering from a lack of talented resources to cost-effectively finish the design or efficiently build the product. You may instead choose to position your company as a leading innovator focusing on technology advancement in a constantly evolving sector while leaving supply chain expertise, manufacturing and global fulfillment to a very experienced commercialization resource.

"We're building instruments that have never been built before to automate cell culture. We needed a breadth of capability and a willingness to be innovative, but also bring discipline and some of the better processes that we didn't necessarily have internally."
Thomas Farb, Chief Executive Officer, Thrive Bioscience

Columbia Tech can rapidly deploy its biotech and life sciences product development and contract manufacturing services to meet time to market initiatives from concept to commercialization. We leverage global supply chain relationships and world class ISO processes to expedite your time-to-market. Our comprehensive design and manufacturing model enables us to provide you with a competitive advantage by delivering your capital equipment products to market faster than your competitors. We refer to this as Time to Market at WARP SPEED™. From startup companies to award winning and globally recognized life science innovators, Columbia Tech has the full suite of commercialization services allowing us to compliantly produce fully tested sub-modules, benchtop devices and large, integrated biotech systems within our stringent ISO-registered environment with great efficiency and world-class customer care.

Columbia Tech specializes in the design and production of complex electronic and electromechanical modules and systems for life science OEMs, including scientific instruments and measuring equipment, real-time diagnostic devices and innovative laboratory automation equipment.

In an industry where transparent cost modeling, world-class quality and lean manufacturing are everyday expectations, we believe a core differentiating aspect of our business centers around our culture. Positive attitudes, treating people with respect and delivering an unmatched friendly, flexible and personalized client experience is what we strive for every day. It is something that others simply cannot replicate overnight. It’s a full team commitment and we will never stop iterating and improving.

Chris Coghlin

President and CEO

Multiphase product development brings your team together with Columbia Tech’s Caring Associates to participate in collaborative co-builds, ensuring all necessary information and tribal knowledge is collected and clearly documented. Throughout the process, experienced engineers provide DFMA guidance and identify key areas to perform testing at the lowest level of complexity.

Columbia Tech also designs and manufactures custom test equipment and creates detailed quality acceptance forms (QAFs) as part of our reliable work-instruction commitment. Our company-wide 6S/lean manufacturing strategy emphasizes efficiency throughout the entirety of the manufacturing process, eliminating cost from the process from day one. The result is a trusted, turnkey commercialization partner with world class scalable manufacturing, driving consistency and repeatable results, all expedited to ensure rapid time to market.

Life Sciences and Biotech Contract Manufacturing Experience

Over 130 years of innovation and manufacturing experience working with companies from venture capital-backed startups to Fortune 100 companies has prepared Columbia Tech to take your life science and biotech products from concept to commercialization. Columbia Tech has been designing, manufacturing and globally fulfilling a diverse range of biotech and life science products for decades.

Recent Development and Manufacturing Programs Include:

  • Digital droplet-based PCR instrumentation
  • Automated liquid handling and precision fluid measuring
  • Automated sample storage systems for biological sample management
  • Cryogenic devices
  • Fecal sludge ingestor systems
  • High throughput screening
  • Molecular laboratory automation solutions
  • Human biology emulation systems
  • Automated cell culture instruments

Life Sciences and Biotech Equipment Contract Manufacturing Competencies

Columbia Tech’s biotech and life sciences contract manufacturing capabilities are limited only by your imagination. From subassemblies to turnkey builds of some of the world’s most complex biotech systems, Columbia Tech is the leader in high-quality, rapid, fully supported scalability services. With more than 400 professionals known as Caring Associates, in-house capabilities cover every aspect of the concept to commercialization process, including validation rules, prototype and pilot production, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, systems design, software development, printed circuit board (PCB) design, PCBAmanufacturing, NPIDFMtesting, and scalable contract manufacturing in a rigid ISO environment. For a more comprehensive list, click here.

Certifications for Quality Assurance

Columbia Tech produces products to the latest IPC workmanship standards and is registered to   ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003. Columbia Tech has a relentless commitment to customer focus, leadership, process, continuous improvement, and  leveraging mutually beneficial global supplier relationships.  Multiple cleanroom facilities are also in place to ensure all clean sensitive modules are properly accommodated. Click here to view Columbia Tech’s certifications.

For biotech and life sciences product development and contract manufacturing opportunities requiring FDA  compliance and services, please visit Cogmedix.

Contact Columbia Tech today to take your product from concept to commercialization at WARP SPEED™.