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NEW YORK (360Dx) – ARUP Bacteriology Laboratory has installed massive new robotic specimen processing equipment that is expected to reduce the manual labor required to process bacteriology specimen and cut processing times.

The equipment, WASPLab from Copan Diagnostics, was installed in November, and went live about a month ago following an extensive validation period. The installation is expected to help address a growing problem faced by ARUP and other labs, a shortage of personnel.

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