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5th May 2020  Content supplied by: Intense Engineering

Intense Engineering Releases High-Speed COVID-19 Sample Prep System 

Intense Engineering has launched its HSP-1000, a fully-automated, purpose-built clinical/diagnostic platform for fast, safe and accurate COVID-19 sample tube testing.

Currently, nearly all COVID-19 sample tubes are manually processed; this adds unnecessary delays, compromises the health of lab personnel, and increases opportunities for operator error. Fatigue, repetitive motion injuries, and sheer boredom reduce the speed of manual processing.

Operators safety is at risk by forcing them to handle samples closely. Manual processing also increases the likelihood of sample transfer errors. The HSP-1000 addresses these critical needs. It accelerates testing – processing 1,000 test sample tubes per hour—full-automation shields lab operators from exposure to open samples. Precision, robotic liquid handling systems ensure sample transfer integrity.

The Harvard Center for Ethics, a bipartisan group of experts in economics, public health, technology, and ethics from across the country, published Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience, the nation's first comprehensive operational roadmap for mobilizing and reopening the U.S. economy in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. 

Among the report's top recommendations is the need to deliver at least 5 million tests per day by early June to help ensure a safe social opening. This number will need to increase to 20 million tests per day by mid-summer to fully re-mobilize the economy.

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Date Published: 5th May 2020

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