NASA Spinoff Database: Automated Analysis Workstation

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1997
Reference Number: JSC-SO-176
Category: Health And Medicine
Origin: Various NASA Technology Printed in Tech Briefs Including JPL Hydrodynamic Stability

Information from NASA Tech Briefs of work done at Langley Research Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory assisted DiaSys Corporation in manufacturing their first product, the R/S 2000. Since then, the R/S 2000 and R/S 2003 have followed. Recently, DiaSys released their fourth workstation, the FE-2, which automates the process of making and manipulating wet-mount preparation of fecal concentrates. The time needed to read the sample is decreased, permitting technologists to rapidly spot parasites, ova and cysts, sometimes carried in the lower intestinal tract of humans and animals. Employing the FE-2 is non-invasive, can be performed on an out-patient basis, and quickly provides confirmatory results.

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Page Number in Published book: 52-53

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