Welcome to New Scale News, your monthly update on micro-mechatronic systems and applications. This month we take a look at diagnostic instrumentation, and how M3 motion modules helped one customer grow their addressable target market.
Instrument maker uses M3 motion modules to expand market opportunities
Blood analyzers are essential for detecting and monitoring disease and ensuring that patients receive appropriate treatment. Until recently, access to these tests was limited to bench-top instruments in hospitals and testing labs. These fixed systems, which cost more than $250K, require sophisticated sample preparation methods and rely on highly-trained operators.
Now backpack-portable blood analyzers can provide accurate blood analysis in resource-limited settings. These smaller instruments dramatically increase patient access to advanced medical care and open new markets for the instrument manufacturers.
"I love it! It was the fastest thing to integrate into the instrument. With the built-in controller, we simply treat the motion module as an 'SPI slave.' It saved us a great deal of time and effort."
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