Overview of Automating Gene and Cell Therapies

October 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

The future of genetic medicine
“There are now 22 cell and gene therapies of various kinds approved in the U.S.”  This [MORE]


September 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Light-responsive nematode worms
As this piece admits, “biomedical applications may be too far away to envision” (though perhaps not for MAIN’s [MORE]

Robots on the Brain

August 31, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Highly Maneuverable Magnetically Controlled Miniature Robots
“Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed miniature robots that are highly maneuverable, and [MORE]

Total Laboratory Automation, an Update

March 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Total laboratory automation
Many of our readers will be familiar with total laboratory automation; this piece is a nice catch-up.  “While [MORE]

Disinfecting Robots, Update

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ava Robotics UV disinfecting robot
Disinfecting robots for cleaning hospital rooms have been around for at least a decade, though they’ve [MORE]

Hospital Robots

March 9, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robots for material management
Hospital’s materials management is largely a matter of having the right stuff, at the right place, at [MORE]

Trends from the CES

March 9, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Samsung Bot Care and Bot Handy – shown at CES
Always a good show, and even if this year’s was virtual [MORE]

Robotic Assist for Overflow Healthcare Units

March 2, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pvillion – self-erecting structures
“As part of its Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, researchers from New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [MORE]

Magnetically Controlled Microrobots

February 16, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mechanically interlocked 3D multi-material micromachines
Engineers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) have developed microbots that can swim [MORE]

Autonomous Colonoscopy

January 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Using robotics to improve colonoscopy
There are several STORM labs around the world (an acronym for Science and Technology of Robotics [MORE]

Update on “Total Laboratory Automation”

December 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

ABB and Texas Medical Center Lab Automation
Medical laboratories are now entering the second generation of automation.  Robots are the heart [MORE]

“Robo RXN”

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

RoboRXN. Automating Chemical Synthesis
“In a recent news release, the research arm of IBM announced that their Zurich team has developed [MORE]

The “Mini Me” Surgical Robot

November 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mini RCM – cutting size of surgical robots
“Teleoperated surgical robots are becoming commonplace in operating rooms, but many are massive [MORE]

Robotics Research and Covid-19

June 9, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medical personnel test for corona virus outside an emergency structure
Wars and pandemics, awful as they are, always have spurred innovation, [MORE]