Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Columbia Tech works closely with biotech innovators to design and produce complex life sciences equipment including cryogenics, analytical equipment and robotics.

Contract Manufacturing Complex Life Science Devices

Columbia Tech is the leading provider of engineering, prototyping, design for manufacturability (DFM), new product introduction (NPI), contract manufacturing, logistics, and aftermarket support for the life sciences and biotech industries. While your firm may have invented breakthrough technology, it may lack the resources to cost-effectively 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 the manufacturing to a well-known expert.

Columbia Tech’s biotech and life sciences equipment contract manufacturing services will guide your product from concept to commercialization while leveraging supply chain relationships and proven processes to expedite time-to-market. The cohesive and focused design through manufacturing approach enables Columbia Tech to provide customers with a competitive edge by delivering their products to market at WARP SPEED™. From startup companies to mature Life Sciences global innovators , Columbia Tech has the full suite of services to produce fully tested subassemblies, complete benchtop devices, and large biotech-integrated skids and systems in a 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 equipment for life science OEMs, including everything from scientific instruments to measuring equipment, real-time diagnostic equipment and other laboratory devices, as well as custom integrated skids and large-scale biotech automation equipment.

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

In addition to rigorous documentation of all processes and materials throughout production, Columbia Tech can design and manufacture custom testing equipment and provide quality testing forms and well documented procedures as part of our reliable work-instruction creation process. Additionally, Our lean manufacturing strategy emphasizes efficiency throughout all stages of the manufacturing process. The result is a streamlined biotech equipment manufacturing process that will ensure scalable manufacturing with consistent 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 500 companies has prepared Columbia Tech to take your biotech product from concept to commercialization. Recent projects range from complex subassemblies to what is currently the largest-known water-cooled POD build in history.

Recent Experience Includes the Following Areas

  • Automation of high-speed, digital droplet-based PCR instrumentation
  • Automated liquid handling and precision fluid measuring
  • Automated sample storage systems for biological sample management
  • Cryogenics
  • Fecal sludge ingestor systems
  • High throughput screening
  • PCB assembly
  • Process analytical measurement systems
  • Optics including lenses, fiber optics, and endoscope technologies
  • Robotics
  • Subassemblies

Life Sciences and Biotech Equipment Contract Manufacturing Competencies

Columbia Tech’s biotech equipment contract manufacturing capabilities are limited only by your imagination. From subassemblies for biotech and life sciences equipment to turnkey builds of the world’s most complex biotech integrated systems, Columbia Tech is the leader in high-quality, rapid, fully supported production. With a team of over 400 professionals known as Caring Associates, in-house capabilities cover every aspect of concept to commercialization biotech contract manufacturing services, including but not limited to prototyping and pilot production, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, systems design, software development, printed circuit board (PCB) design, PCBA manufacturing, NPI, DFM, testing, and naturally scalable contract manufacturing in a rigid ISO13485:2003 system. For a more comprehensive list, click here.

Certifications for Quality Assurance

Columbia Tech produces products to the latest IPC workmanship standards. This certification ensures that our Caring Associates have the knowledge and skills required to maintain the highest standards of workmanship at all levels of production. Columbia Tech upholds this standard through ongoing training and certification. Cleanroom facilities are available to ensure all sensitive biotech equipment manufacturing requiring cleanrooms is properly accommodated.

ISO 9001:2008 certification reinforces Columbia Tech’s commitment to customer focus, leadership, process approach, continual improvement, and the leveraging of mutually beneficial supplier relationships. Other quality-assurance certifications Columbia Tech has achieved are ISO 13485:2003 and J-STD-001. Click here to view Columbia Tech’s certifications.

For biotech contract manufacturing services and Life Sciences contract manufacturing services that require FDA Class I, FDA Class II, or FDA Class III compliant medical device contract manufacturing, visit Cogmedix.

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


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