Innovations and Trends in the Field of Dx
The future is the present. Digitalization, known as the 4th Industrial Revolution, has long since catapulted the field of modern diagnostics into the next age. Automated laboratory systems, such as Kiestra, have transformed the original work flow in microbiology and, by facilitating decisions, have created greater flexibility and productivity, maximizing laboratory performance. Automation, collection and transport systems such as those offered by Copan have conquered the market segment of bacteriological laboratory automation and increased the quality of microbiological assays. Sample processing, incubation, imaging, bacterial culture separation algorithms and colony selection have been automated. Developments that are dedicated to early patient care - one of the highest goals of diagnostics, which thanks to the digital transformation of the diagnostic industry also reduces the burden on patients and saves costs. The transmission of information, e.g. with Philips IntelliSite, which eliminates the error rate of manual communication, facilitates the internal distribution of tasks and enables global cooperation between medical personnel, is also inferior to automation.