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Siemens Healthineers Announces New Strategic Relationship in Molecular Testing with Fast-track Diagnostics

02 August 2017

  • Siemens Healthineers brings FTD’s assays and multisyndromic panels onto expanded
    menu for VERSANT® kPCR Molecular System

In an effort to provide customers with expanded, more comprehensive solutions for molecular testing, Siemens Healthineers announces a new strategic relationship with Fast-track Diagnostics (FTD)  that includes the addition of FTD’s broad range of CE-marked kits and multisyndromic panels to the menu of the Siemens Healthineers VERSANT® kPCR Molecular System.1 The addition of FTD’s broad menu of kits and panels—which cover conditions from respiratory to gastroenteritis to central nervous system (CNS) and childhood infections—increases the breadth of Siemens Healthineers’ complete molecular testing solution, ensuring leading-edge performance from extraction through detection and increasing workflow efficiency for molecular labs of all sizes.

“Over the past 24 months, Siemens Healthineers has made significant advancements in the delivery of molecular diagnostic applications and services,” says Fernando Beils, Head of Molecular Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers. “We continue to strengthen and broaden our Molecular System by offering a comprehensive, scalable solution for accurate diagnosis and monitoring to our customers worldwide through our alliance with Fast-track Diagnostics.”

The VERSANT® kPCR Molecular System, an established market player in molecular testing for HIV and Hepatitis, will now feature over 75 assays, consolidating testing for the infectious disease spectrum in a single molecular ecosystem.

“The VERSANT kPCR Molecular System is perfectly suited to our wide range of assays, which means laboratories can now diagnose nearly any infectious disease in one workflow,” says Bill Carman, CEO of Fast-track Diagnostics. In offering customers the option of a single, consolidated system with a broad menu and virtually open platform, Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers to meet their current challenges, especially as an increasing push towards a value-based healthcare philosophy relies heavily on increased productivity and streamlined workflows. With this in mind, Siemens Healthineers has made its growth and enhancement within the molecular diagnostics space a key priority for its business strategy moving forward.

1The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory
reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers
organization for further details.

Elisavet-Vasiliki Sachinidou