Tech Talks: Medical

Instrument Building 101: Design Your Solution for Molecular Diagnostics


Designing a solution for molecular diagnostic instruments involves a complex system including a long list of hardware, software, firmware, consumables, and chemistries working together. These factors need to function synergistically to provide the highest possible sensitivity and specificity for an accurate test result and analysis. Whether an instrument will be designed for an end-to-end molecular diagnostic instrument or something on a smaller scale, such as a sample preparation unit, the number of components and the lead time required to integrate these into a high-fidelity instrument can take years.

This Tech Talk provides options for reducing development time by using configurable pipetting, gantry, and liquid handling OEM parts with component options that support specific assay needs.


Carolyn Jaring, Technical Support Specialist, Tecan

Carolyn Jaring is a global Technical Support Specialist at Tecan, where she provides OEM customers systems integration and applications support. She has more than seven years of professional experience in medical devices and biotechnology and has supported customers all over the world, particularly in the US, EU, Japan, China, and Australia.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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