German Researchers Create ’Smart Test Tube’ That Can Revolutionize Automated Clinical Pathology Laboratory Specimen Processing

Fully automated approach to medical laboratory testing emphasizes automated sample documentation Pathologists and clinical laboratory administrators know that tracking individual tubes of patient specimens continues to be a huge challenge for medical laboratories. Now, researchers in Germany may be on the way to solving the problem with their invention of “smart” test tubes. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT) in Saarland developed a test tube that...

Mobile Medical Laboratory Brings High-Complexity Infectious Disease Testing to South Africa’s Remote Regions

Immediate access to TB and HIV testing means faster diagnosis and treatment for patients in remote areas Use of a new mobile medical laboratory is boosting access to quality diagnostic testing for patients in remote areas of South Africa, while slashing turnaround times and courier costs. This German-built mobile clinical laboratory performs high complexity testing and may provide a new model for diagnostic testing for other developing countries. Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering...
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