Wednesday, 25 of April of 2018

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Laboratory Automation and Testing

A lot of the operations is a laboratory are geared towards performing tests. Some examples are particle counting, titration (moisture determination) or PH tests.

Chemical testing is a time-consuming affair. Steps leading to the test, the test itself and post operations are time-consuming, prone to mistakes and causing repetitive action injuries to operators.

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How to Measure Return on Investment in Automated Test Equipment

Investopedia defines ROI as a performance measure for evaluating efficiency of an investment.

ROI = (Gain from Investment – Cost of Investment)/Cost of Investment.

However, I must say that this might be an oversimplification.

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Part 3: Human Error, Automation, and Repeatability

This is the final part of our 3 part series: human error, automation, and repeatability. For the sake of this post, all efforts will be focused on a clinical chemistry laboratory.

To begin, it is important to delve into failure rates in human systems. According to Charles P. Shelton, “human operators are one of the biggest sources of errors in any complex system”. This can be attributed to a number of factors including, emotional and physical stress, as well as laboratory location. To provide more information, below is a General Human-Error Probability Data in Various Operating Conditions: Read more »

Part 2: How Automation Reduces Risk Of Injuries

After covering how automation can increase efficiency and decrease costs, we will now be looking at how automation can decrease injuries in factories, laboratories, and hospitals. According to a 1997 study titled “Cost of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses”, there were 13 million work related injuries that cost approximately $132 billion dollars. Although this number is down from 1992 it could still be reduced significantly.

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Part 1: How Automation Increases Efficiency and Decreases Costs

Being a company that specializes in Automation, AB Controls, Inc. realizes that there are many benefits to using automation in your laboratory, manufacturing plant, hospital, and etc. So over the next week and a half we are going to focus on three key topics surrounding automation, efficiency, repeatability, and injury prevention. This is part 1: How Automation Increases Efficiency and Decreases Costs.

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Difference Between Biotech and Pharma Companies

When I began this job a few months ago I found myself hearing the words pharmaceutical and biotech quite often.  Not a science person by any means, so these words didn’t mean too much.  I knew they referred to companies that deal with drugs but that was the extent of it.  I decided today that I was going to find out what those companies actually do and the difference, if any, between the two.

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