Microcontroller Based Sampling and Reagent Arm used for Batch Analyzer

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In today’s scenario, automation is being given high priorities as it requires less human labour and is faster. With this in context, a clinical batch analyzer can be automated to perform various tests with a higher accuracy and efficiency. Generally, a patient sample is reacted with proportionate amount of reagent in a reaction cell to perform a required test and then a new setup is used for next test. So a design with three robotics arms and a batch analyzer plate can be used to perform the mentioned operation. The two of the three arms will be operating for transferring the samples to the reaction cell present in the batch plate and the third for ensuring the mixing of the fluids with each other and transferring the content to the micro flow cell where the test results can be readout. This automation of the batch analyzer will reduce the amount of time taken to complete the entire process but also increase the efficiency of test results. The system proposed can be used to perform 38 different types of tests for 32 different patients.

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All credit goes to: Sudha Ramasamya, Rajat Mishraa, and Padma Thiagarajan from the School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore & School of Bio Sciences and Technology, VIT University, India