Healthcare Technology

Robot Automates Major Lab’s Test in Unexpected Way

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog is about a machine/robot called the Data Matrix Scanner created by the lab’s in-house engineering department to automate high-volume testing of cholesterol particles.
Automation in Bacteriology: Oh, the Places It Will Go!

Microbiology’s delicate processes were difficult to automate—but that’s changing.

Lab Innovations and Flashing Lights: Tech Fair at ARUP

This article for the ARUP Laboratories blog rounds up several technologies innovated by employees. For instance, Pipette-to-Light illuminates one well in a 96-well plate, allowing a technologist to correctly introduce microorganisms into cultures where they can grow and reproduce. It can be used for tests including Lyme disease and other infectious conditions.


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Catherine B. Arnold is a hired pen writing about science, health, urbanism, and wildly unrelated areas. She’s published articles in the Washington Post, Seattle Times, Science Careers, Bicycling, and NBC Health; and does content marketing for NGOs, universities, organizations, and companies.