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FREMONT, CA: Automation is an emerging trend in modern clinical laboratories. Laboratory automation is a multi- disciplinary strategy to research, develop, optimize and capitalize on technologies in the laboratory that enables new and improved processes. The application of this technology in today’s laboratories is required to achieve timely progress and remain competitive.
Automated laboratories require less human interference and thereby reduces the risk of human error. It makes the process easy by reducing the manual recording of machine outputs. With the automatic equipmentents the output data can be directly sent into a scientist’s laboratory notebook, which in turn reduces the risk in the experimental process and removes the repetitive aspects of experiments.
Automation unifies the laboratory devices by connecting up lab processes. It enables us to connect devices remotely and to control devices anytime from anywhere with internet connection.
Through this way, automation enables real-time updates on the progress of any experiment from any mobile device with internet connection.
Automation of machines also helps to generate extra data along with the collection of existing data thereby maximizing the total number of data generation. Automated machines have the capacity to collect data pertaining to usability or optimal conditions. The access to hidden data also becomes easy which can be streamed into an online format so that it can be used to make crucial decisions on machine placement and conditions for any experiment.
The advancements in the laboratories help the overall process in the laboratories easy. However, it is on a high-price side. A cost-effective solution to this problem is the LES, a system that allows to to automate existing machines and connect them to the internet, which allows the perks of automation without the associated astronomical costs.