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Mobile Labs Enabling Health and Science on the Move

It might be the case that you are familiarized with the traditional brick-and-mortar type of lab. Thanks to innovation and technology new trend had emerged; mobile laboratories. These labs prove to be more useful in bringing resources and testing facilities to a specific location. The portability of mobile labs gives researchers, students, and medical personnel flexible options. Mobile labs are enabling faster results as well as reduce turnaround time for data for testing and research on the move. Here are some reasons why. 

A Larger Widow For Research

There are many researchers that need to travel to different locations to collect and study data on-site. This is the case of scientists at Auburn University, which have developed a mobile mitochondria lab. Now they have better results when studying mitochondria, with fresh live tissues to be used. For these cases, mobile labs allow researchers and scientists to travel long distances and not depend on permanent labs. 

Bringing Care To The Client

UCLA along with other partners have developed the nation’s first all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab. The vehicle is estimated to save nearly $750,000 per year. The mobile vehicle is all-electric and zero-emission. Not only is this better for the environment, but it allows to service areas that may have local anti-idling laws. UCLA Health Center’s fleet also includes a Mobile Stroke Unit, a Mobile Eye Clinic, and a Mobile Clinic Project for people who would not otherwise have access to health care.

Research And A Classroom At Sea

Another university leading the mobile labs in education and health is Duke University with its marine lab. In 2017 the university received a donation of $11 million to fund a larger vessel for the marine lab’s teaching and research capabilities. The mobile ship has the capacity to perform oceanographic research instead of just limiting it to solely coastal research. 

Mobile labs are slowly on the merge and their benefits are noticeable in the health and sciences fields. They are enabling doctors, scientists, patients, and others to have better and more practical results in their doings. 

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