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High-throughtput Screening Facility

Strain Screening | Culture Condition Screening | Cell Physiology | On-line Analytics

High-throughtput Screening Facility


About the Platform 

VTT´s robotic system (VTT-HTS) allows high-throughput screening of a large number of transformed cells and/or culture conditions.

The automatic liquid handling system can handle max. 3500 cultures per week combined with on-line analysis e.g for glucose, OD and several end products by absorbance or fluorescence based assays. In addition, there is a number of at-line analysis available (e.g. for label-free MS, HPLC, UPLC, CE, NMR) allowing analysis of wide range of compounds to be used for off-line fermentation analysis (e.g. carbon metabolites, lipidomics, secondary metabolites, in vivo flux analysis).

VTT-HTS infrastructure enables high-throughput selection and testing of production strains, strain physiology as well as in connection with VTT -Bioreactors, optimization, upscaling and piloting of microbial fermentations supported by bioinformatics and modelling tools. Services currently offered by the infrastructure: VTT offers comprehensive services and infrastructure for industrial biotechnology development for all steps from metabolic engineering and high-throughput production host screening to further evaluation in bioreactor systems and process scale-up.


VTT-HTS infrastructure offers access to VTT´s automated liquid handling systems for strain performance characterization. A typical visit duration is 2 to 3 weeks. The access will be supervised by expert staff who will determine with users exact project requirements and scheduling.

Units of access: 2 weeks

  • Quantity offered: 2
  • Total offered: 4 weeks
  • Type of access: on-site



The technological Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is an impartial multidisciplinary expert organisation. VTT produces research, development, testing and information services to public sector and companies as well as international organisations. VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services. VTT has an automated high throughput platform for strain and enzyme screening. In addition, VTT has extensive pilot facilities related to biomass treatment, chemistry, biotechnical production. Collectively, these technologies are used to establish bioprocesses from strain design, engineering and process upscaling.