In previous articles, we have emphasized the importance of having solutions that are compact and modular. This makes it easy to scale to future needs and avoids excessive space usage, which is crucial in labs where space is often limited.

A laboratory’s needs evolve with the quantity and diversity of samples handled, as well as other specific demands. As the volume increases, greater efficiency and processing capacity is required. A small laboratory can handle a reduced flow with basic equipment and manual processes, but the increase in the number of samples demands advanced automation to ensure accuracy and speed of results.

In addition to volume, factors such as the variety of tests, changing regulations, and the integration of new technologies influence laboratory needs. Adaptability is essential to maintain competitiveness and quality of service.

Modular and scalable systems are essential in this context. Modular systems allow for flexible configurations, adding or adjusting modules according to specific needs. Scalability ensures gradual expansion of the lab without complete restructuring. This optimizes the use of space and resources, and facilitates an agile adaptation to new demands, improving the operational efficiency and responsiveness of the laboratory.

To what extent does Ai5 Lab improve on this concept?

Modularity and scalability

Ai5Lab: Modularity and usable space

Designed under the premise of being a modular and scalable system, Ai5Lab is made up of various components that can operate both connected and autonomously. The AUTOPLAK streaking system and the AIPLAK intelligent incubation system can be operated together (forming a compact Work Cell Automation – WCA system) or independently separately.

The AIPLAK incubator which consists of two modules (one for robotics and imaging systems, and one for incubation chambers), can work connected to the streaking system or independently too. Unlike its main competitors, AIPLAK has 2 independent and configurable incubation chambers that allow the laboratory to establish the most appropriate workflow for its operation. These two incubation chambers can be set at temperature level as CO2/O2.

This modular and scalable architecture allows you to configure various variants to suit different needs and types of laboratories. It is possible to start operations with a basic system and increase it according to the future needs of the laboratory, thus protecting the investment against changes and expansions.

This modular and scalable architecture allows you to configure various variants to suit different needs and types of laboratories. It is possible to start operations with a basic system and increase it according to the future needs of the laboratory, thus protecting the investment against changes and expansions.

Efficient use of space

Ai5Lab is the most compact system on the market, offering two very significant advantages over its competitors.

-Firstly, it doesn’t require free space around its entire perimeter, making it easier to maintain and allowing for a more efficient setup. This feature is especially useful in labs where space is limited and every inch counts.

-Secondly, Ai5Lab can be installed recessed into the wall, eliminating the need to center it in the lab, a space-consuming arrangement. By being able to be placed against a wall, valuable space is freed up that can be used for other equipment or to facilitate the movement of personnel.

These features make Ai5Lab the ideal choice for labs looking to optimize their space and improve operational efficiency without compromising the functionality or accessibility of the equipment.

In conclusion, and unlike traditional solutions, Ai5Lab revolutionizes automation in clinical laboratories with its compact, modular, and scalable design. This proposal offers a more flexible and adaptable alternative, allowing customized configurations that adjust to the specific needs of each installation.

In addition, Ai5Lab stands out for its minimal space footprint and is the only system that can be installed without requiring free space around it, thus optimizing the use of space and increasing efficiency in laboratories with space limitations.