Tag: automated equipment

Wedding Between AutoCyte and NeoPath Will Spawn A Single Prep/Screen System

CEO SUMMARY: Various technologies that automate cytology and Pap smear screening entered the clinical marketplace during the last four years. Because managed healthcare views new technology with a more skeptical eye than fee-for-service healthcare, THE DARK REPORT has provided extensive analysis for our clients on how and why the market has embraced or rejected this

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Total Laboratory Automation: It’s “ DOA” In Today’s Market

CEO SUMMARY: Since 1994, thoughtful lab executives have wrestled with the concept of total automation for their laboratory. Despite concerted marketing efforts by some of the world’s most successful diagnostics manufacturers, only a handful of total laboratory automation (TLA) sites are operating today in the United States. In operation, the economics of TLA failed to

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Las Vegas Lab Gathering Debates Industry Trends

CEO SUMMARY: Always a good forum for discussion of laboratory industry trends, this year’s meeting in Las Vegas addressed government regulation, laboratory automation and everything in between. Here is a brief rundown on some of the more interesting insights and observations.

ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER of laboratory programs exist which address the management interests of hospital

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An Industrial Engineer Looks At Laboratory Automation And Robotics

EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: Last fall, Mark Smythe’s four-part DARK REPORT series about the thirteen “Perilous Parallels” common to commercial laboratory managers provoked widespread response among our clients and readers. We’ve invited him back to address management issues involving laboratory automation and robotics. As an industrial engineer with 35 years experience at some of America’s best-run companies,

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