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Yaskawa Israel installs first robotic system in government corona lab

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Yaskawa R&D in Israel successfully completed the development of a robotic system performing an important phase of corona lab tests. The system has a six axis robot and external components and performs part of the lab testing process automatically with no human touch. The automation process includes sampling of 96 ampoules in each testing cycle and PCR preparation. It is quick, accurate and allows up to 2,800 tests 24/7.

Our robot replaces the manual and slow work of lab staff and is very accurate and quick. In addition, it eliminates human faults and reduces potential infection risks to lab workers that have physical contact with the samples. System operation is simple and easy and can be performed with no need for special technical skills. The system helps reducing overload of lab work and allows the staff to do other lab tasks. As the system demonstrates high performance, Yaskawa Israel is already prepared to supply additional robotic systems to other corona labs across Israel.

Arik Dan, Yaskawa Israel President and CEO: “The new corona inspection robots answer Israel’s need as well as any other countries in the world, to accelerate the testing speed rate and increase their number significantly. Our robotic system accelerates the testing rate significantly. This could become a turning point for the pandemic inspection management, since as the testing number is increased, national decisions are more easily taken and ultimately the infection chain can be stopped. In addition, the system will minimize the risk of lab workers who could be infected by Corona.

The corona robot system has great global commercial potential for health organizations around the world.

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