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New robotics technologies could transform how care is provided, research is conducted, and improve life science procedures.
FREMONT, CA: The life sciences industry needs robotic applications for their potential to perform tasks that are beyond human capabilities. Due to dynamic change in the design automation and life science laboratory environments, increased integration with the robotics has resulted in significant positive impacts. Here more about how robotics is used in the life sciences industry.
• Catalyzing Life Sciences Research
Robotics helps life science research companies and other scientists manage and study hazardous materials more efficiently and safely. Scientists have developed a robot that is helping to accelerate the drug discovery process. Its design aims to automate early-stage drug development to make testing novel treatments faster and more economical. At a screening rate of over 10,000 compounds per day, the robotic system could identify new drug candidates for diseases in record-breaking time.
• Personalized Medicine
Personalized medicine is a megatrend that is at the intersection of major technology trends. Personalized medicine is a medical model that proposes the customization of care, with medical decisions, practices, and or products being tailored to the individual patient.
Personalized medicine employs genetic testing to select the most appropriate therapy based on the patient's genetic makeup.
• Laboratory Applications
Repetitive tasks are the major applications that robots perform in the life science labs, including moving test tubes and fluids. Due to the ease of automation, consistency, and accuracy they display, robots are used for completing menial tasks, so that researchers can then concentrate on drug development and testing activities. Once fed simple instructions, robots will work with accuracy, which is impossible to do with human hands.
• The Identification of Counterfeit Drugs and Medication
The identification of counterfeit drugs is one-way robotics are assisting the life sciences industry, thus helping to mitigate fraud. Due to the dependency on remote drug prescriptions, there has been an upscale number of fake and inactive medication. Some of these counterfeits may even contain different ingredients than specified on packaging and are active hazardous compounds to the user. Fraudulently manufactured medication is easily traceable by barcode scanning robots, and the data can flag products that enter the market from the wrong end.
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