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hospital searches for sample transport system

Edward van Harskamp EFvanHarskamp at yahoo.com
Wed May 8 10:00:13 EST 2002

A big academical hospital in the Netherlands is looking for a large
volume(scale) sample transport system, that transport automatically
samples to all kinds of analysers and preparation machines. From the
preparation machines the samples will be transported to one or more
analysers. This transporting will be done horizontally, in at least one
laboratory. The samples will be analysed on the right things on the
right analysers. The retrieved data from the analysers  will be neatly
administrated in a central situated computer. The analysers are from
different brands. In case it is possible to transport samples to more
than one lab, like laboratory specialised in different field(analytical
clinical chemistry lab, viralogical- and bacterial lab, etc.) we like to
know? we are interested in vertical sample transport as well, because
are labs are situated on four floors above each other .

Does such a horizontal sample transport system already exist? If yes,
could you give us some information on such a system?

Does a combination of  an integrated vertical/horizontal sample
transport system exist. If yes, could you give us some information on
such a system?

In by both questions we are interested the following Information:
? Brands/addresses?
? Volume of samples that can be transported on the system?
? Processing speed?
? Accuracy ?
? Reliability?
? Frequency of maintenance?
? Price of system?
? Software it’s running
? Etc.?

If not such machines exist, are there company’s that want to make such a
system? Don’t forget there is a market for such machines. Because
analyses in a modern hospital lab hardly differentiate from hospital to

Thank you for answering

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