11 key points to install and efficiently initiate a new automated assay system in your laboratory dot

| April 22, 2019

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Congratulations. It took you quite some time and effort to convince your management or institution on the value of investing in automating your experimental or clinical workflow. The applications were submitted, the presentations were made and the wheeling and dealing to secure the budget resulted in you and your team landing the investment. You've arrived. Now all you have to do is choose the robot and get it up and running. That’s the easy and fun part, right? Well, it may not be as difficult as designing an NGS or LC/MS sample prep workflow or all the years of work that went into refining a lab developed test (LDT), but getting a robust automated liquid handling robot working full-time in your lab is not a trivial task either. I have personally participated in over a hundred installations, and I thought it might be worthwhile to record some of the points to think about before and during installation. If you consider and address these in advance of the robot arriving at your loading dock, you will be able to be productive with the system faster, with less risk and no unpleasant surprises. And perhaps more significantly, you can realize a return on investment sooner.

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