Diagnostics &
lab systems

The devices and systems for laboratory diagnosis and automation that we develop improve work for professionals in labs and in medicine. Our aim is to design these more efficiently, safely, simply, and reproducibly. The solutions we provide for you are always the result of a holistic development process; specialists from the fields of engineering, associated sciences, application development, operating companies, users, and patients are all involved. Development spans the entire product creation process from concept, system verification, and design transfer, right through to production.

In-vitro diagnostics (IVD) & point-of-care (POC) diagnostics

Helbling has more than 20 years of experience in developing automated laboratory equipment for clinical and molecular diagnostics. Our strength lies in cross-system development. Interdisciplinary teams comprising experts from the fields of industrial design, optics, mechanics, electronics, and software engineering interact with specialists in medicine, chemistry, biology, and physics. The focus is always on the combination of applications, consumables, and devices.

Our development process is based on the provisions of the European Directive 98/79/EC and European Regulation 2017/476 on IVDs, and is certified in accordance with ISO 13485:2016 and FDA compliant (21 CFR Part 820). The following norms and standards are also applied:

  • IEC 62304: Development of medical software
  • IEC 62366: Usability engineering
  • EN ISO 14971: Risk management
  • IEC 61010: Safety regulations for laboratory equipment
  • IEC 60601: Safety regulations for medical devices
  • MDR: Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745
  • GAMP5: Achieving compliant computerized systems

Biotechnology & personalized medicine

Helbling brings together specialists and scientists from the various fields of life sciences, molecular biology, and microbiology as well as laboratory experts. We develop new devices, consumables, and assays, thus paving the way for new therapies and biological products. Applications and processes are subject to GMP or ATMP regulations.

We provide our services in the following areas:

  • Toxicology and pharmaceuticals
  • Molecular genetics
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Chromatography and spectrometry
  • Hematology and serology
  • Molecular biology and microbiology
  • Human medicine and physiology

Laboratory systems for research & life sciences

First and foremost, we follow the principle: “Focusing on quality, keeping costs in check”. Based on this, we work together with our customers to develop systems that enable researchers to develop new therapies or treatment options, discover new active ingredients, or conduct environmental or food analyses. Within this, we employ innovative technologies coupled with fundamental expertise in the fields of optics, sensors, automation, separation, liquid handling, plastic technologies, tempering, etc.

Reference projects



Magnus Alfredsson

Hubstrasse 24
9500 Wil

Michel Brühwiler

625 Massachusetts Ave, FL1
MA 02139 Cambridge

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