Laboratory automation is helping clinicians and researchers make steady progress with new lab equipment systems, test kits and reagents that can prepare samples, conduct tests and experiments, and analyze results. These new technologies are helping these professionals save time, accomplish tasks with less hands-on intervention, and focus on other tasks. It is therefore these factors that govern the purchase decisions of laboratories. Consistent quality and timeliness are also crucial considerations that feature in the laboratory equipment purchase decision.
A laboratory manager who wants to automate operations has to decide whether to purchase a semi-automated or fully automated system. Fully automated is a great choice as it frees up the lab professional to perform other tasks while the software is taking care of the data and results. Once the decision is made to automate, the lab manager must then explore the products available in the market.
Chemistry analysis is one of the areas where automation is growing fast. Automated chemistry analyzers offer advantages such as
- increased number of tests per lab worker
- minimal variations in results by eliminating errors in pipetting and calculations
- small sample sizes and reagent volumes for lower costs per test
Take the Awareness Technology ChemWell-T 4610 PC Controlled Chemistry + Turbidimetric Analyzer, a fully automated, random access analyzer for Biochemistry and Immuno-Turbidimetric Assays. This system is specifically designed to meet the needs of lower throughput labs and calculates and edits curves for a wide variety of endpoint and kinetic assays. Users are guided with colorful graphics and prompts. Cuvettes are easy to load and unload and 8 strips of 5 cuvettes each allow 40 reactions without intervention. Maintenance is easy as it washes automatically. This analyzer also provides automatic system checks and error messages.
Optimized for quality, speed, dependability, and economy, ChemWell-T 4610 is a great option for smaller labs looking to reduce TAT, manage staff shortages, increase throughput, reduce errors and minimize costs.