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ABB to build collaborative robotic solutions for healthcare automation

Author : Shikha Sinha | Published Date : 2019-07-11 

ABB has recently announced that it will launch collaborative robots for medical laboratories, with the opening of a new healthcare hub at Houston-based Texas Medical Center (TMC) facility. Apparently, the innovation center will be the firm’s first dedicated healthcare research center and is set to begin operations in October 2019.

President of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business, Sami Atiya, was quoted saying that the next-gen lab processes developed in the new facility will reduce and eliminate laboratory bottlenecks and speed up manual medical procedures, enhancing consistency and safety.

Atiya added that TMC innovation facility is the ideal venue for ABB’s new headquarters. A vital element of the company’s long-term growth is to continue to bring automation expertise into areas such as healthcare, he further noted.

Evidently, ABB has analyzed an extensive range of manual medical labs and estimates that automation utilization would increase the number of tests conducted every year by 50%. The company has also confirmed that its new collaborative robots are well suited to medical centers as they don’t need security fences to function safely and next to people. ABB believes the deployment of robots to automate tasks will allow medical professionals to work more productively.

According to reports, Houston will be the center of focus for medical technology research worldwide and a team of 20 members will work in the latest research facility, which includes robot training laboratories and automation facilities.

Bill McKeon, TMC’s President and CEO stated that the partnership will enable the institution to push boundaries of innovative collaboration with leading-edge industry players by making TMC as the center for ABB robotics.

Bill mentioned that operating a facility in a city that consults 10 million patients annually, efficiency and precision will be their top priority. He confirmed that ABB along with TMC’s R&D facility will focus in developing robotics solutions for the healthcare sector.

Source credit: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190709005953/en/ABB-Robotics-Develop-Solutions-Hospital-Future

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