Automated robotic PCR testing system
Medicaroid Corporation, a joint venture of Kawasaki and Sysmex Corporation, a major clinical testing equipment and reagent maker, is contributing to society by leveraging its unique strengths—expertise in both robotics and medicine—to develop and test an automated PCR viral testing robot system and other products in preparation for additional waves of COVID-19 infection. This automated PCR viral testing robot system consists of a robotic PCR test sample collection system and an automated PCR sample analysis system. The system helps prevent the secondary infection of doctors by enabling them to collect PCR test samples using a remote-controlled robot.
By enabling rapid testing via PCR test results to confirm that individuals are virusfree before they board airplanes or enter event venues, we aim to help restore the movement of people, greatly contributing to the normal functioning of society.