Drone inflight mixing of biochemical samples

Mayur Katariya, Dwayne Chung Kim Chung, Tristan Minifie, Harshit Gupta, Alifa Afiah Ahmad Zahidi, Oi Wah Liew, Tuck Wah Ng

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Abstract

Autonomous systems for sample transport to the laboratory for analysis can be improved in terms of timeliness, cost and error mitigation in the pre-analytical testing phase. Drones have been reported for outdoor sample transport but incorporating devices on them to attain homogenous mixing of reagents during flight to enhance sample processing timeliness is limited by payload issues. It is shown here that flipping maneuvers conducted with quadcopters are able to facilitate complete and gentle mixing. This capability incorporated during automated sample transport serves to address an important factor contributing to pre-analytical variability which ultimately impacts on test result reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Volume545
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Drone
  • Mixing
  • Quadcopter
  • Transport
  • UAV

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