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Aurora Health Care Unveils ORBIT, A Cutting-Edge Research Instrument
Date:4/20/2009

Vast clinical specimen library and open health databank promise to speed scientific discovery.

MILWAUKEE, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Health Care announces the launch of its Open-Source Robotic Biorepository & Informatics Technology, ORBIT. This dynamic research instrument may streamline medical discovery by providing scientists with a widely diverse library of specimens to be used in research.

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It also could expand medical discovery by creating a databank where researchers worldwide can share information. This will minimize study repetition and allow researchers to build on previous results.

ORBIT also will contribute to the study of pharmacogenomics, a branch of science in which genetic markers are analyzed to better predict who may benefit from a drug or have an adverse reaction.

It can take years to recruit enough patients for a clinical trial. ORBIT's specimen and databanks could replace this lengthy recruitment phase, shortening the amount of time needed to complete clinical research.

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