Tag: clinical laboratory automation

Univ. of Tokyo Hospital Lab Has Plenty of Automation

CEO SUMMARY: In Japan, many clinical laboratories are in their third decade of using automation. At the University of Tokyo Hospital, total laboratory automation (TLA) was first implemented in 1991. Now on its fourth generation TLA system, this laboratory was worked upstream to automate specimen collection and urine collection, transport, and specimen preparation. The result

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Lab Automation Advocates Gather in Kobe, Japan

CEO SUMMARY: Everything relating to automation in clinical laboratory operations was the theme of the sixth “International Conference of Laboratory Automation and Robotics,” conducted last month in Kobe, Japan. Because laboratories in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan have two and three decades of experience with extensive automation, presentations at this gathering are quite sophisticated and reveal

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Eight Trends Reshaping Clinical Lab Services

CEO SUMMARY: Once again, THE DARK REPORT’S annual list of lab industry trends deals less with government regulation and influence on laboratory operations and more with the impact of new technologies and new management philosophies. Marketplace acceptance of these lab industry trends is occurring swiftly. Throughout 2000, early adopter labs moved readily to respond to

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“October 2, 2000 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

More clinical laboratories are interested in obtaining ISO-9000 certification. The laboratory divisions of Kaiser Permanente-Southern California and Kaiser Permanente-Northern California are each preparing for an ISO-9000 certification effort. As reported in this issue of THE DARK REPORT, Specialty Laboratories, Inc. expects to pursue ISO-9001 certification during 2001.
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Meanwhile, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is moving

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LAB-InterLink Acquires Labotix Automation, Inc.

CEO SUMMARY: Here’s an interesting combination of expertise. LAB-InterLink has one of most sophisticated process control software products for running automated laboratory systems. Its acquisition of Labotix, resulting in the largest installed base of lab automation hardware in the United States, now allows it to combine proven hardware and software into a single automation solution

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