Do you manufacture the laboratory devices in a cleanroom environment?
Warum: Our company facilitates clean room assembly for a variety of applications. This is designed to prevent contamination from affecting the measurement. This is common practice for analytical instruments and any optical measurement system applications. Dust particles and particulate matter would negatively affect optical measurement. We also support sterile product manufacturing using aseptic processing.
Do you think the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a burst of innovation in laboratory technology? After all, last year, laboratories have been in higher demand than ever.
Warum: I am pretty sure the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled automated laboratory systems to facilitate the increase in testing. Productivity and automation were key in this setting. Right now, laboratories must process large quantities of rapid testing, putting them in high demand. Undoubtedly, many labs had to add extra equipment because of the pandemic. I know this gave an enormous boost to many of our clients. At the same time, we also saw an emerging trend in "point of care" testing pre-pandemic, which are diagnostic tests performed at or near the patient or where a specimen is collected. Needless to say, these types of tests are still popular today. Examples include rapid at-home point-of-care testing for COVID-19.
Do you know which product you are going to present at this year's COMPAMED trade fair?
Warum: The specific concept for the trade fair is still pending, but we know we will once again team up with our partner network and showcase the value chain of products. We call this the WIN network, which stands for WILD Integrated Network. We launched it four years ago and have built many positive experiences and successes since then. We will definitely be highlighting fun and exciting exhibits again and feature many technology experts on site.