Total Laboratory Automation Gives Clinical Pathology Labs More Ways to Achieve Significant Efficiency and Savings

TLA and other laboratory automation solutions help clinical labs cope with shortage medical technologists It’s been about 15 years since the first total laboratory automation (TLA) solutions were introduced into clinical laboratories in the United States. Starting in the mid-1990s, several commercial laboratory companies and a handful of hospital laboratories took the plunge and installed total laboratory automation systems in their high volume core laboratories. Today, hundreds of clinical...

Yokohama’s Cherry Blossom Symposium Showcases Clinical Lab Automation Breakthroughs

Third-generation total laboratory automation (TLA) solutions now used by Japanese clinical labs Your Dark Daily editor is writing this e-briefing from the 7th Cherry Blossom Symposium in Japan, where it is already Saturday—one day ahead of you readers in North America! The second day of this International Conference of Clinical Laboratory Automation and Robotics is now unfolding. Yesterday’s opening sessions were chock-full of innovation, insights, and new developments in clinical laboratory...

Felder Predicts Clinical Laboratory Automation to Become Faster, More Efficient

Laboratory automation technology is ready and about to move into production Most large clinical pathology laboratories in the United States and other developed nations now have a decade or more of experience with laboratory automation. In response to what is now a substantial market for laboratory automation, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers are preparing to introduce the next generation of laboratory automation. “Lab automation is a market, particularly in Asia, that has reached what...

Experts in Clinical Pathology Laboratory Automation to Gather in Yokohama

Cherry Blossom Symposium attracts pathologists from across the globe Many of the world’s most innovative pathologists and experts in clinical laboratory automation are about to gather in Yokohama, Japan, for the 7th International of Conference of Clinical Laboratory Automation and Robotics —also known as the Cherry Blossom Symposium. The conference will take place on April 16-17, 2010. In the United States, few clinical laboratory professionals and pathologists are aware that the Cherry...

New “Best Practices” Turbocharge How Labs Use Lean and Six Sigma

Top labs are leveraging Lean Six Sigma to Boost Performance and Profits Clinical laboratories and pathology groups using Lean Six Sigma methods are blowing right past the dismal economy and posting strong improvements in operations and financial performance. In fact, at their most innovative, these laboratories are developing new global “best practices” in how they use Lean and Six Sigma. “Laboratory professionals will be surprised at how fast Lean Six Sigma methods are transforming three...
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