As a lab technician I researched (hormone producing) tissue culture technologies in the department of internal medicine at Erasmus Medical centre in Rotterdam. During these years my contribution led to the introduction of a few novel pharmaceutical products as potential candidates for treatment of brain tumors. In close cooperation with the Pharmaceutical companies these new drugs could be tested very well in these tissue culture technologies we developed within our team. Such technolgy creates large amount of samples to be tested in the lab. In order to master such workloads I had a strong drive to automate these diagnostic tests and developed our own automation systems.