The life science sector in Switzerland is characterised by innovation and drives technological progress. BIBUS is motivated to play a part in this.

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Life Sciences

What are the challenges for BIBUS to offer solutions in the life science sector?

First of all, you have to classify the term life science in order to recognise the fields in which we can enter with our solution concepts and products. For this purpose, BIBUS Pneumatik has a special division called "Fluid Technology for Life Science", which deals with this broad spectrum www.lifescience,

Companies in biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals deal with life sciences. In them, devices, sensors, actuators, algorithms, software, etc. are developed for the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring and treatment of medical conditions.

We focus mainly on device development in which fluids flow and media are examined, for example.

A first challenge when approaching such tasks is to understand the process and the goal to be achieved. Identifying the critical tasks in it and proposing solutions with high added value.

In which life sciences applications does fluid power play a key role?

Fluid power plays a crucial role in many applications in the life sciences industry by enabling the handling of gases and fluids to support the development and manufacture of medical devices, diagnostic tests, biotechnology products, pharmaceuticals and the conduct of research and development.

Examples include: Ventilators, dialysis machines, insulin pumps, oxygen generators, surgical support equipment, equipment in dental applications, diagnostic equipment, manufacturing of biological products, drug manufacturing, sterilisation processes, analytical equipment e.g. for cell culture and molecular biology, etc.

What does it mean for BIBUS to be active in the life science segment?

With our long-standing valve suppliers, we already have a very wide range of products and thus a very good basis for offering fluid technology solutions in the life sciences sector. Our business model is based on the consulting approach, this applies to standard products as well as to customised complete solutions. We create the best configurations of components and systems, and with thoughtful simplicity we cost-consciously develop high-performance fluid control systems with the required system functionality, taking into account strict regulatory requirements. Our aim is always to offer the best possible technical and economic solution. The focus is on topics such as miniaturisation, energy efficiency, measurement and control accuracy and cost-optimised manufacturing and assembly technology.

The reliability of valves and entire fluid control systems is of crucial importance. Malfunctions can have serious consequences for the health of patients or the quality of products.

Our quality assurance measures, such as designed assembly facilities, testing and validation processes, are audited by our customers at regular intervals.

What are the current developments in valve technology for life science?

We are currently observing an increased demand for automated valve systems that offer higher precision and efficiency. In addition, more attention is being paid to the use of materials that are high-quality and biocompatible. We are following these trends closely and are in close contact with our suppliers on this.

The life science industry in Switzerland is characterised by innovation and drives technological progress. The future of the life science industry in Switzerland looks promising and our motivation to be part of it is great.


Jürg Mahrer

Jürg Mahrer

Product Manager

Jürg Mahrer works as Product Manager for BIBUS AG.