Imaging instruments & microscopes


Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope

• Olympus Fluoview FV1000 confocal system • Olympus IX81 inverted microscope base

Particle production instruments


Fluidbed Mini-Glatt / Midi-Glatt

• batch-executed fluidized bed processes for testing granulation, drying and coating processes • batch sizes of 2.5 to 1,300 grams • Flexible retrofitting if needed.

Tablet Press Natoli NP-RD10A

• Independent control of both tablet thickness, hardness, and weight. • Sensitive enough to yield critical data from minimal amounts of APIs, yet robust enough for hands-on research

Hosokawa Micron B.V. Mini Cyclomix

• Exchangeable product bowls, volumes 0.1, 1 or 2 litres • Accurate temperature control with jacketed vessels • Sterile and CIP/SIP execution possible

Other instruments



• Multitool 3D Printer • Thick Paste Extruder • single or dual extruder • professional CNC worktable

Prusa i3 MK3+ a Prusa Mini

• Variety of supported materials • Multi-extrusion • Fast and reliable high quality prints

Smaller Equipment

  • Olympus stereo microscope and inverted microscope with CCD cameras
  • Precision balances
  • Vacuum drying oven
  • Ultrasound generator
  • Colloid mill
  • Vibration ball mill
  • Drop-on-demand print head
  • Centrifuge
  • Spin coater
  • Demineralised water generator
  • Freeze dryer
  • Rotary evaporator


Chemical robotics laboratory was established in 2008. In the beginning we operated only from two refurbished, fully air-conditioned laboratories of approximately 90 m² total floor area in the room B308 in the building B of University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. The smaller “wet” chemistry lab was adjacent to a larger “clean” physical and characterisation lab (see laboratory photogallery 2008, 2009). In 2010 we got an office room next to this lab (room B307). The head of the group prof. Stepanek is sitting in the room BS64. In 2012 we got the room BS67 and repurposed it to serve as a clean laboratory for biological experiments. In 2013 we have acquired the MRI device and with it the room BS52 which was reconstructed and now it also houses our 3D printers. The latest addition to the CHOBOTIX groups room collection is the room BS62, reconstructed in 2015, where you can find a fully equipped lab with a large walk-in hood and a dark room. It is adjoined by an office, a small meeting room and a small kitchen.