The outbreak of COVID-19 has introduced a significant stress on the healthcare systems of many countries. The availability of quick and reliable screening methodologies can be regarded as the keystone approach to mitigate the spread of the infection until mass vaccination campaigns will be made available to the population. In this scenario, robotics technology can serve as a substantial help in clinical laboratories to speed up the activities. This work describes in the details a collaborative robotics application developed in partnership with a clinical hospital and a robot manufacturer to partly automate SARS-CoV-2 quantitative serological tests. This technology can be particularly beneficial for small laboratory facilities to alleviate technicians from performing repetitive operations. By automating part of the operations, the overall throughput can be increased of 66%, while the amount of possibly harmful pipetting activities performed by the human can be reduced of 62%.

Zanchettin, A., & Facciotti, F. (2022). A collaborative robotic solution to partly automate SARS-CoV-2 serological tests in small facilities. SLAS TECHNOLOGY, 27(1), 100-106 [10.1016/j.slast.2021.10.012].

A collaborative robotic solution to partly automate SARS-CoV-2 serological tests in small facilities

Facciotti F.
2022

Abstract

The outbreak of COVID-19 has introduced a significant stress on the healthcare systems of many countries. The availability of quick and reliable screening methodologies can be regarded as the keystone approach to mitigate the spread of the infection until mass vaccination campaigns will be made available to the population. In this scenario, robotics technology can serve as a substantial help in clinical laboratories to speed up the activities. This work describes in the details a collaborative robotics application developed in partnership with a clinical hospital and a robot manufacturer to partly automate SARS-CoV-2 quantitative serological tests. This technology can be particularly beneficial for small laboratory facilities to alleviate technicians from performing repetitive operations. By automating part of the operations, the overall throughput can be increased of 66%, while the amount of possibly harmful pipetting activities performed by the human can be reduced of 62%.
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Humans; Mass Screening; SARS-CoV-2; Serologic Tests; COVID-19; Robotics;
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Zanchettin, A., & Facciotti, F. (2022). A collaborative robotic solution to partly automate SARS-CoV-2 serological tests in small facilities. SLAS TECHNOLOGY, 27(1), 100-106 [10.1016/j.slast.2021.10.012].
Zanchettin, A; Facciotti, F
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