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Shaping the Future of Laboratory Operations

Posted: 7/15/2019 1:00:00 PM by Craig Rubenstein
Topics: Laboratory Automation, Trade Shows

The clinical laboratory market is rapidly evolving. What was once a strictly fee-for-service model is transitioning to a more value-based care approach known as Clinical Laboratory 2.0, where laboratories are expanding services in unique ways to improve patient care while yielding cost savings and maximizing efficiency.

From rising specimen volumes to skilled technician shortages, and from rigorous accreditation requirements to inefficient workflows, there are many aspects for clinical labs to address during this time of transition. To successfully shape the future of laboratory operations, clinical labs are implementing extremely productive, reliable and flexible equipment to address growing laboratory challenges and specimen processing demands.

From rapid identification and preparation to the expedient routing of specimens, clinical laboratory automation offers many advantages to companies. So much so, that 30% of laboratories in North America, Europe and Japan combined have already implemented a significant degree of laboratory automation, with the North American market leading the way.

Learn More at AACC
Companies looking to discover more about the value of implementing clinical laboratory solutions are invited to attend the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, California, August 6-8. The world’s largest exposition for clinical laboratory products and services, AACC provides 300 educational sessions and showcases cutting-edge technologies to help medical professionals advance skills and develop adaptive solutions for today’s challenging healthcare environment.

At the show, the Yaskawa Motoman booth (#869) will highlight how automated solutions for pre- and post-analytic specimen processing – as well as fully-connected, end-to-end processing solutions – can optimize workflow for labor intensive areas of the commercial diagnostic and genetic laboratory. On display will be:

AutoSorter™ 1200
Designed with industrial components and equipped with a high performance Yaskawa robot, the robust AutoSorter 1200 easily meets the demands of high throughput commercial labs and reference laboratories. Optimized for throughput and flexibility, this high-speed, multi-function instrument for specimen sorting processes up to 1,200 specimen tubes per hour for rack-based pre-analytic sorting and post-analytic sorting/archiving.

Customizable to fulfill unique laboratory requirements, the robust AutoSorter 1200 can be used as a standalone workcell for “task-targeted” processing or linked with aliquoters, recappers and other process-specific instrumentation to help manage complex specimen workflows. A bulk loading (input) option is available.

Aliquoter
Producing up to 340 labeled daughter tubes per hour – each with volume as instructed by the LIS – the robust aliquoter automatically detects clots and QNS, and it accepts a wide range of parent tube configurations.
 
We look forward to meeting you at AACC in the Yaskawa Motoman booth! Please stop by to discuss your clinical laboratory challenges with our dedicated experts, and learn how capabilities such as sorting, aliquoting, decapping/recapping, thawing/mixing, centrifugation, and archive storage and retrieval can add value to your operations.
 


Craig Rubenstein is a Life Science Technology Leader at Yaskawa America, Inc. Motoman Robotics Division


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