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Central Mechanical Workshop

The Central Mechanical Workshop at the Biozentrum maintains and repairs all lab equipment in the building and supports the researchers’ creativity by producing many custom-made products ranging from individual parts to developing and constructing new apparatus.

The requirements for lab apparatus are as diverse as the research topics at the Biozentrum. For this reason, you will find a whole range of non-commercially available devices and installations throughout the institute. The Mechanical Workshop Workshop – often in cooperation with the Electronic Workshop – develops a diversity of custom-made products in line with the wishes and specifications of the researchers. They range from cooling microscopy adaptors, evaporation systems, rotators, Faraday cages, fume extraction hoods with HEPA filters, observation chambers, timers, stepper motor drivers to treadmills for mice. They also attend to repairs and ensure proper functioning of all small and large lab apparatus including centrifuges, analytical devices, -80°C freezers and autoclaves.

The Mechanical Workshop also trains apprentices to become polymechanics. More information on the apprenticeship can be found here.