ABB has opened a new health center on the innovation campus at the Texas Medical Center (TMC: Texas Medical Center) in Houston, Texas, announcing it will provide collaboration robots to medical laboratories.
October This facility, which will be opened in 2019, will be ABB's first private health care research center. ABB's research team will work with healthcare professionals, scientists and engineers on the TMC campus to develop non-surgical medical robotic systems, including logistics and next-generation automated laboratory technologies.
Sami Atiya, Head of ABB's Robotics and Manufacturing Automation business, said, yeni The next generation of laboratory processes developed in Houston will accelerate manual medical laboratory processes, reduce or eliminate the challenges of laboratory work, and increase safety and compliance. This is particularly applicable to new high-tech therapies, such as leading cancer therapies conducted at the Texas Medical Center, but today require manual intervention and quite time-consuming testing procedures. ”
At present, the limiting factor on the number of patients that can be treated is the need for highly skilled medical professionals who spend most of their work on repetitive and low-value operations, such as preparing and centrifuging preparations. By linking these jobs to automation using robots, medical professionals will be able to focus on more productive jobs that require higher skills, and will have the opportunity to treat more people by dramatically accelerating testing.
ABB has already analyzed many manual laboratory procedures and predicts that 50% more tests can be performed each year using automation, and that the transfer of repetitive processes to robots will reduce the need for people to perform tasks that cause RSI repetitive strain injury.
As the world's population gets older, countries are spending an increasing proportion of their GDP on health care. In addition to improving the quality of patient care, increasing productivity through automation in health care will also facilitate the resolution of a number of social, political and financial problems caused by these expenditures. According to an in-house study by ABB, the non-surgical medical robot market is estimated to reach 2025 in 2018 by nearly quadrupling the 60.000.
ABB collaboration robots used in food and beverage laboratories are very suitable for medical facilities, so that they can work safely and effectively with people without requiring a safety cage. The robots will perform a series of continuous, precise, time-consuming tasks such as dosing, mixing and pipetting, preparing a sterile equipment set, and centrifugal placement and emptying.
Houston has an important place in the world in medical technology research and provides an ideal environment for ABB's new healthcare center, the innovation ecosystem at TMC. The 20 square meter area, where a strong team of 500 employees from ABB Robotics will work, includes the automation laboratory and robot training facilities, as well as meeting spaces devoted to developing solutions with innovation partners.
Mc With this exciting partnership, Texas Medical Center continues to push the boundaries of innovation-based collaboration with its leading industry partners, Bill said Bill McKeon, President and CEO of Texas Medical Center. We can say that TMC has become the epicenter of ABB Robotics in the field of health. If you run a city-like medical center that accepts 10 million patients every year, you have to prioritize efficiency and precision and improve easy repetitive processes as much as possible. ABB's involvement in TMC Innovation in this R & D facility, a first of its kind, to create robotic solutions in healthcare services is an initiative that fully complies with our commitments. ”
Atiya added: beraber Together with one of the most advanced medical centers in the world, we are proud to develop collaborative robotic systems for the Hospital of the Future, test them in real laboratories, provide added value to health professionals, and ultimately lead innovation and transform the functioning of medical laboratories around the world. The key element in ABB's long-term growth strategy is to invest in service robots and to maintain innovations in this field by transferring our automation expertise to new areas such as health, based on our experience in the automotive and electronics sectors. ”