Laboratory of Prototypes

The laboratory serves as technical base for department. It is dedicated to development of prototype devices, repair of analytical devices. For manufacturing of the hardware construction tasks we are conducting full 3-D modelling. The 3-D printing is possible using of our five 3-D printers, but also 2 smaller CNCs are used for metallic parts processing. The electronics is also fully designed, and then assembled and performance is tested in our lab. For driving the prototypes usually Beagle bone Black development kits are used. The core software and all the basic functional protocols are also developed in our lab using platforms as Linux, Java, C, Assembler etc. For rapid prototyping the Arduino board is mostly employed.


Ing. Jan Zítka

Head – Laboratory of prototypes
Project researcher

Phone: +420 545 133 350
Address: ÚCB AF, Zemědělská 1, 61300 Brno – Budova D
Office: BA02N3017 (D3.17)
SCOPUS: 57225285272


Team members


  • Ing. Jan Šílený
  • Bc. Jan Sýkora
  • Bc. Martin Rytíř
  • Lukáš Vrtěl




  • TAČR TREND: Research and development of innovative solutions in the laboratory diagnostics (FW01010202)
  • TAČR TREND: Development of new laboratory tests for the diagnosis of inflammation, sepsis and cardiovasculardisease based on chemiluminescence analysis on automated platforms  (FW01010052)
  • GAČR: Portable Point-of-Care Platform Based on Lock-in Amplifier
  • MVČR: An ultrafast portable system to detect SARS-CoV-2. 01/2021 – 12/2022



  • BEZDEKOVA, A.; VODOVA, M.; DOLEZELIKOVA, K.; ZITKA, J.; SMERKOVA, K.; ZITKA, O.; ADAM, V.; VACULOVICOVA, M. Detection of microbial contamination based on uracil-selective synthetic receptors. Talanta, 2021, vol. 224. p. 1-7. ISSN 0039-9140. IF 6.057
  • Vaneckova, T.; Smerkova, K.; Zitka, J.; Hynek, D.; Zitka, O.; Hlavacek, A.; Foret, F.; Adam, V.; Vaculovicova, M.; Upconversion nanoparticle bioconjugates characterized by capillary electrophoresis. Electrophoresis 2018, 39, 2246-2252. DOI: 10.1002/elps.201700483.