Tag "Laboratory Automation Solutions"

  • Laboratory Automation, Cloud Computing and Security

    Automation and security

    Many medical device/hospitals/ pharmaceutical companies believe the cloud is less secure than traditional server-based systems. That’s not necessarily the case – but it all depends on the cloud services you choose. For best practice, cloud-based software needs to have appropriate security protocols and the exact APIs to facilitate integration and automation.

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  • A Brief Introduction to Choosing Contract Manufacturing Companies

    Contract manufacturing companies perform an essential function in today’s globalized economy. They enable companies to focus on producing their core product while experts help to manufacture equipment to automate and simplify systems and process. And so, it’s important to choose the most qualified organization to help on your next project. (more…)

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  • System Integration Case Study: LIMS Implementation and Integration

    What is a LIMS System?
    A laboratory information management system (LIMS), is a software-based solution with features that support a modern laboratory’s operations. Key features include sample management, stability studies, workflow management, sample tracking, and data quality support. The features and uses of a LIMS have evolved over the years from simple sample tracking to an enterprise resource planning tool that manages multiple aspects of laboratory informatics.
    Historically the term “LIMS” has tended to refer to informatics systems targeted for environmental, research, or commercial analysis such as pharmaceutical or petrochemical work. “LIS” has tended to refer to laboratory informatics systems in the forensics and clinical markets, which often required special case management tools.

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  • Another look at the Pipetting Robot (Revised)

    In order to complete pharmaceutical, medical, industrial or similar testing efficiently, recently companies are implementing more automated solutions to their most common testing challenges.

    The pipetting robot is one of the best solutions offered to help drive productivity within testing procedures. Within this latest post, our AB Controls team details more on the pipetting robot and its many benefits. Let’s review the concept together:

     
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  • Good Questions to Ask Before Starting a Laboratory Automation Project

    You as a supervisor/ manager or a person in charge (design, development, maintenance, financial, …) may want to ask the following questions from your team or yourself before implementing a laboratory automation/ laboratory testing automation/ test automation project. Answering these questions may help you and your team to make more informed decision to start your automation process.

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  • What is Laboratory Automation Systems?

    In recent years, you may have heard the term “laboratory automation solutions” referenced rather frequently. You may have already implemented some solutions without even knowing about it.

    While the entire development of laboratory automation focuses around improving the process within your facility, understanding what laboratory automation solutions is and how it can improve productivity within your lab is a must. (more…)

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  • 4 Challenges Resolved by Using Laboratory Automation Solutions

    Automation technology is revolutionizing many marketplaces. It allows organizations to reallocate resources and empower their leading team members to achieve higher levels of productivity. For those just learning more on the area of laboratory automation systems, it’s important to gain an understanding on their role on the lab and their work in mitigating multiple challenges that lab teams face each workday. In this latest post, we’ll highlight four of the challenges resolved by laboratory automation solutions. (more…)

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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: Unfortunately it is difficult to determine an established across the board error rate for automation.  The reason being automation is an extremely broad term and as many people have pointed out, you can automate just about anything these days.  The one statistical piece of data we were able to uncover can be found in an article titled “Automation and Expert Systems in a Core Clinical Chemistry Laboratory”.  The article determined that when using an Intelligent Aliquotter an approximate error rate of 1% surfaced.

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  • Pipette Delivery Robot (Trx)

    At AB Controls, Inc. we are always trying to be on top of our game in terms of integrated technologies and robotics. This blog is not about throwing shameless product promotions, but while I am working on locating break through stories in life sciences, aerospace, pharmacueuticals, and biotech, these will have to suffice. Below we have a video of our Pipette tip robot called Trx:

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  • New Fully Automated Karl Fischer Titration System

    AB Controls, Inc., the premier provider of laboratory automation solutions announces that the new Tix system will offer a fully automated robotic system for conducting Karl Fischer moisture assay. The Tix system is validated for use in lyophilization cycle development, tech transfer between various manufacturing sites, and manufacturing discrepancy investigations.

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