The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) invites members of the press, science journalists and trade press to attend the SLAS2023 International Conference and Exhibition, the society’s annual flagship conference.
New Low-cost Device Rapidly, Accurately Detects Hepatitis C Infection
The entire virus detection process is executed inside a uniquely designed, portable, inexpensive, disposable, and self-driven microfluidic chip. The fully automated sample-in–answer-out molecular diagnostic set-up rapidly detects Hepatitis C virus in about 45 minutes and uses relatively inexpensive and reusable equipment costing about $50 for sample processing and disease detection. The disposable microfluidic chip also offers shorter times for a reliable diagnosis and costs about $2.
Hamilton and Bionano Genomics Announce World’s First Ultra High Molecular Weight DNA Extraction Automation Solution for OGM
Automated UHMW DNA extraction can consistently yield ultra-long DNA of outstanding quality and at increased throughput without user intervention.
Rhinostics Launches the VERIstic™ to Redefine Small Volume Blood Collection
Rhinostics introduces another breakthrough in automated sample collection technologies with the launch of the patent-pending VERIstic™ Collection Device focused on small volume blood collection.
Shapeshifting microrobots can brush and floss teeth
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania showed that a hands-free system could effectively automate the treatment and removal of tooth-decay-causing bacteria and dental plaque.
Study: Robots driving U.S. co-workers to substance abuse, mental health issues
A University of Pittsburgh study suggests that while American workers who work alongside industrial robots are less likely to suffer physical injury, they are more likely to suffer from adverse mental health effects — and even more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol.
Virtual Reality Could be the Answer to Worker Shortages at Poultry Plants
The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) is incorporating automation solutions, specifically virtual reality (VR), into poultry processing to boost efficiency and enhance worker safety.
Online Tool Effective in Triaging Nearly All COVID-19 Patients
The COVID-19 Triage Tool at Penn Medicine categorized almost every patient into a safe classification and took burdens off clinicians during the height of the pandemic
OPENTRONS ANNOUNCES $200 MILLION SERIES C ROUND LED BY SOFTBANK
Opentrons, the lab automation platform comprised of Opentrons Robotics, Pandemic Response Lab, Neochromosome, and Zenith AI, receives $200 million to scale its platform for life sciences and healthcare.
Most of UC San Diego’s COVID-19 Cases Detected Early by Wastewater Screening
Part of UC San Diego’s Return to Learn program, wastewater screening helped prevent outbreaks by detecting 85 percent of cases early, allowing for timely testing, contact tracing and isolation.
Pandemic Recovery Trends in Hotel Service
Maryland Smith service expert Roland Rust explains why guests should prepare for room rate and fee increases and more service automation as hotels grapple with a labor shortage.
NUS researchers develop novel technique to automate production of pharmaceutical compounds
Giving a new spin to conventional chemical synthesis, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a way to automate the production of small molecules suitable for pharmaceutical use. The method can potentially be used for molecules that are typically produced via manual processes, thereby reducing the manpower required.
Automated chemistry sets new pace for materials discovery
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee developed an automated workflow to study metal halide perovskites, materials with outstanding properties for harnessing light that can be used to make solar cells, energy-efficient lighting and sensors.
Sewage-Handling Robots Help Predict COVID-19 Outbreaks in San Diego
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers develop an automated process to test city sewage for SARS-CoV-2, allowing them to forecast the region’s COVID-19 caseload one to two weeks ahead of clinical diagnostic reports.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Applauds Boeing and FAA for Resolving 737 MAX Human Factors Design Flaws
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) applauds Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson’s order that returns the Boeing 737 MAX to service following the fatal Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashes last year and the aircraft’s subsequent grounding.
Automating 2-D Material Exfoliation with Suji Park
Park, a staff researcher at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, is designing and building an automated system to generate high-quality ultrathin “flakes,” which can be stacked into layered structures that are essentially new materials.
‘Artificial Chemist’ Combines AI, Robotics to Conduct Autonomous R&D
Researchers have developed a technology called “Artificial Chemist,” which incorporates artificial intelligence and an automated system for performing chemical reactions to accelerate R&D and manufacturing of commercially desirable materials.
The Presence of ROBOTS during a global health crisis
“Look beneath the fears that fracture our society,” says Dustin Abnet, “and you’re likely to find a robot lurking there.” Even during a global health crisis such as COVID-19, robots — or at least desires for them — are present. Whether…
What Automation Means for Jobs
When was the last time you went to the mall for something you could buy on your phone? Automation is a disruptive force that continues to shape the future. CFR breaks down what automation means for the U.S. workforce.
Consider workplace AI’s impact before it’s too late, study says
The consequences of workplace automation will likely impact just about every aspect of our lives, and scholars and policymakers need to start thinking about it far more broadly if they want to have a say in what the future looks like, according to a new paper co-authored by a Cornell University researcher.
New Robot Does Superior Job Sampling Blood
In the future, robots could take blood samples, benefiting patients and healthcare workers alike. A Rutgers-led team has created a blood-sampling robot that performed as well or better than people, according to the first human clinical trial of an automated blood drawing and testing device.
A Robot and Software Make it Easier to Create Advanced Materials
A Rutgers-led team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the limits for researchers who want to explore large libraries of polymers, including plastics and fibers, for chemical and biological applications such as drugs and regenerative medicine through tissue engineering.
Web Industries showcases automated manufacturing solutions for LFI and medical diagnostic devices at AACC 2019
Medical device OEMs in search of commercialization and manufacturing solutions for lateral flow immunization (LFI) and medical diagnostic devices will discover several new capabilities and services that virtually eliminate product variability, improve overall quality and lower costs from contract manufacturer (CMO) Web Industries at AACC 2019, August 4 – 8, Anaheim Convention Center.