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Sample Testing with Vitalab Flexor

Baas, S. and Hurink, J. (2000) Sample Testing with Vitalab Flexor. [Study Group Report]



The Vitalab Flexor is a high-tech medical instrument designed to perform a large number of simultaneous measurements on samples of blood and urine. For future purposes it is desired to increase the throughput, i.e. the number of tests per hour, of the instrument.

The analysis in this report gives upper bounds on the throughput if the Vitalab Flexor is operated in modes which are standard in the present situation. It is shown that a desired throughput of at least 266 tests per hour can not be realized on the basis of these standard operation modes. Possible improvements are suggested via so-called parallel or on-line operation modes, or a combination of these two modes. These possible improvements however require a number of changes in the technical design of the Vitalab Flexor.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Medical and pharmaceutical
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 39 (Twente, Netherlands, Oct 9-13, 2000) (SWI 2000)
ID Code:384
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:26 Nov 2011 20:27
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:00

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