COPAN’s Collaborative Robot is the next generation of COPAN’s unique solutions in full laboratory automation, applied robotics and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Collaborative Robot automatically manages many manual microbiology processes done at the laboratory bench.
- Traditional fiber swabs
- Positive blood culture bottles
- Wound aspirates
- Sterile body fluids
How It Works
Users simply scan the specimen bar code and the robot presents the precise
sequence of pre-labeled plates or tubes. After the plates are manually seeded, the Collaborative Robot streaks the plates and places them on the conveyor track to the WASPLab™ incubators.
Collaborative Robot Manages Manual Processes Automatically
- Eliminates transcription and transposition errors from manual processes
- Presents the precise sequence of plates and materials for any task or any specimen setup
- All tasks are performed within HEPA filtered environment
- Allows automation of many tasks and procedures previously done manually
- Modular work-Pods expand the robotic capabilities to include automated AST
- and ID setup
What is Collaborative Robot?
Known for its safe interaction with humans, the dual-arm collaborative industrial robot is new technology that is used in industrial manufacturing settings. Pioneered by COPAN, this is the first time this technology is applied to Clinical Microbiology. Using this robot, COPAN has developed robust applications that can improve traceability, and reduce transcription and transposition errors from manual processes.
How does Collaborative Robot fit in with COPAN's other automation products?
Since the first prototype of WASP® in 2007, COPAN has continued to push the boundaries of automation and technology in a Microbiology setting. COPAN's WASP®: Walk-Away Specimen Processor was followed by full laboratory automation and digital Microbiology with, WASPLab™. Next Copan launched it's automated colony picker, Colibri and WASP-FLO™ for streamlining sample loading in multi line labs. The introduction of the Collaborative Robot is another big leap forward, and it is in line with COPAN’s track record of using the latest robotic technology available creatively to advance Microbiology and improve patient care.
Why is Collaborative Robot needed?
Processing traditional swabs, positive blood cultures, and setting up MALDI-TOF slides and AST/ID panels are laborious tasks in the laboratory but require precision and dexterity. In an age of increasing workloads and diminishing resources, those tasks can be performed by COPAN’s Collaborative Robot, while highly qualified laboratory professional can focus on esoteric tasks that require their experience, knowledge and training.
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