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of the Application. Sample automation provides powerful tools for people to

I. Scope of the Application. Sample automation provides powerful tools for people to increase their productivity within the laboratory and to increase the overall capacity of the laboratory. When applied as tools to increase productivity and capacity, sample automation becomes very effective by leveraging highly skilled human resources. However, when sample automation is applied as a substitute for people or as an attempt to squeeze the last bit of human intervention from a procedure, complexity and cost will tend to increase faster than benefits gained.