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April 25, 2018

Lab Robots

Robots at arkana laboratories helping with staining for kidney biopsy

Friendly robots help anatomic pathology laboratories maintain high quality and efficiency!  Laboratories began introducing automation technology on a large scale only recently (during the 1970s and 1980s), borrowing heavily from the lessons learned in the manufacturing industry.  Targeted use of automation is best suited for routine, repetitive processes such as staining large numbers of slides! 

Genzen JR, et al.  Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing Total Laboratory Automation. Clin Chem. 2018 Feb;64(2):259-264.  PubMed PMID: 28971983.