Robots taking over from humans in numerous laboratory tasks

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Robotic lab automation is making progress and removing some of the labor in laboratories, but rarely is it replacing all functions, according to Kalorama Information. 

The healthcare market researcher said the most common use of robots is partial, but that the number of labs using them is on the rise.

Lacking robotics and other types of automation, laboratories may not be able to keep up with the pace of testing, the complexities of new tests, such as those involving molecular diagnostics, and the loss of experienced technicians and technologists.  Continue reading Robots taking over from humans in numerous laboratory tasks

Robots now ‘essential’ to clinical diagnostic labs, says new report

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There is an $8.8 billion market for robotic laboratory automation systems, according to Kalorama Information.

The healthcare research firm just completed a report on lab robots, and notes the imbalance between the high demand for diagnostics and the lack of supply of qualified technicians.

Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama, says: “More than two-thirds of clinical decisions are based on laboratory test results, and new tests are developed constantly.

“But a shrinking field of qualified laboratory personnel, while demand grows requires something to handle the tasks created.”  Continue reading Robots now ‘essential’ to clinical diagnostic labs, says new report

Demands in medical automation technology brings two prominent players closer together

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Trajan Scientific cleared all doubts regarding its investments in Leap Technologies earlier this month, says Snehal Chougule  

Trajan has been in the news over the past few months. The company brought all speculations to rest when it announced its decision to invest in Leap Technologies.

Established in 1889 Carrboro, NC with the aim to fulfill the requirements of many analytical laboratories, Leap offers innovative solutions in different space including research and development.  Continue reading Demands in medical automation technology brings two prominent players closer together