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Cross-Contamination in Labs: Causes & Avoidance

Cross-contamination is routinely spoken about across labs and can be a massive headache waiting to happen.  To start off, it’s important to define it.  Simply put, cross-contamination is defined as an unintentional transfer of an unwanted impurity from one sample…

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BA.5’s Transmissibility & Immune Evasion Worries

The COVID picture in the US is relatively stable with cases averaging approximately just over 106,000 cases/day per the CDC.  Even so, scientists and experts alike are concerned.    Apprehension and skepticism of the numbers are being driven by factors…

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Accelerate & Simplify Your Workflows Using Automation

The COVID-19 pandemic allowed for multiple insights and learnings.  One of those was in how to deal with testing surges as those experienced were unprecedented and undoubtedly put a strain on laboratories leading to delays in test results. Laboratories used…

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The Benefits of Lab Automation

Labs today are under increasing pressure to improve their diagnostic accuracy whilst processing higher workloads at a faster rate. These pressures are fostered within an environment of: Growing test volumes, cost-cutting needs, and staff shortages. Indeed, in regards to the latter point, The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, notes that it is increasingly challenging to maintain the necessary level of lab technologists...
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