Innovation in the Joaquim Chaves Saúde’s Laboratories Increases Productivity by More than 50%

To be in the present with the technology of the future - that is one of the main characteristics of Joaquim Chaves Saúde. The recent implementation of a major laboratory innovation project, with the installation of the WASPLAB equipment, allowed for an increase of more than 50% in productivity in the processing of samples, and a reduction of 72% in waiting time - all of this during the pandemic.

The entire process was meticulously monitored by bioMérieux Lab Consultant, who carried out a complete evaluation, in order to compare the results obtained before and after the implementation of the innovative solutions. The results were presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, one of the largest scientific events in the world in the field of Microbiology.

There are only 2 of these devices in the entire Iberian Peninsula, one is in the Joaquim Chaves Saúde laboratory in Lisbon, which was the first to be set up, and the other is in Barcelona.

The implementation of this solution also included training and skills development for all members of staff and personnel involved in the area of Microbiology at Joaquim Chaves Saúde.