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Collaborative Robots For The 
Pharmaceutical Industry

Helping You Make Your Pharmaceutical Business More Profitable 

With automation solutions for tasks demanding asepsis, repetition, and precision

“Global demand for robotics for use in pharmaceutical research and drug production is soaring”

Grand View Research 2017

If you are not using collaborative robots in your facility, you are likely to be falling behind.  Global spend on robotics is expected to rise to $450 million per year in Pharmaceuticals alone, but most of them are going to Asia pacific countries (Grand View Research 2017). For UK facilities to remain relevant and address the productivity shortfalls faced by British companies, technological advances like the latest collaborative robots for the pharmaceutical industry are a vital innovation you should be introducing right now.  All this means that for production and research labs alike, Collaborative Robots are becoming commonplace and are now becoming the norm working alongside humans.

Uses and benefits of collaborative robots in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Reliable

  • Consistent

  • Precise

  • Safe

  • Clean

  • Verifiable


“[Collaborative Robots]…work along side our scientists to help make drug discovery smarter, faster and cheaper”

Paul Harper Associate Principle Scientist AstraZeneca

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Modern Collaborative Robots (Cobots) have many advantages to the industry. Their consistent high-quality work improves quality control, it is easily verifiable, traceable and can be recorded automatically. They eliminate human error and contamination in so many ways. Their precision in areas such as picking, packing and inspection means that their cost is negligible compared to the cost of a mistake.  Able to work 24 hours a day without breaks or maintenance for years on end, means their return on investment is running at around six to eight months in most industries, without taking risk reduction into account.

While modern Cobots are often used in large facilities, they are even better suited in a small or multi-lab situation.  Their ability to perform a variety of tasks, programmed in, ready to go, in different locations, makes them great for small production runs. They are so easy to reprogram for a new task, without programming knowledge, allowing scientists and lab technicians to get on with work more suited to the human. Some facilities even claim that the robots taking away dull and repetitive tasks and has resulted in an improvement in recruitment and retention and personnel actually enjoy working with them.

Active8 Robots is your perfect partner for automation.  With a range of expertise, engineers and technicians, we have the advantage of being able to tailor the best possible solution to your needs. Active8 Robots is a UK company from Somerset, a trusted partner of many research laboratories, particularly in universities and businesses large and small and uniquely qualified, experienced and positioned perfectly for the expected, exponential growth in the industry.

“Active8 is Rethink Robotics second biggest distributor in Europe and their third biggest worldwide.  They also carry the KUKA iiwa and ABB YuMi collaborative robot products so can speak about competitive advantage”

-Goldman Sachs

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