Siemens Healthineers and FTD to provide comprehensive molecular testing solutions

13 June 2017 (Last Updated June 13th, 2017 18:30)

Siemens’ healthcare division Siemens Healthineers has entered a strategic partnership with Fast-track Diagnostics (FTD) to provide expanded molecular testing solutions to its customers.

Siemens’ healthcare division Siemens Healthineers has entered a strategic partnership with Fast-track Diagnostics (FTD) to provide expanded molecular testing solutions to its customers.

Under the new collaboration, FTD's range of CE-Marked kits and multisyndromic panels will be added to the pipeline of Siemens Healthineers' VERSANT kPCR Molecular System.

The FTD's range includes kits and panels for different gastroenteritis, respiratory and central nervous system (CNS) conditions, as well as for childhood infections.

The addition of the panels is expected to broaden Siemens Healthineers' complete molecular testing solution, as well as enable it to provide better extraction, detection performance, and enhanced workflow efficiency for molecular labs of all sizes.

Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics head Fernando Beils said: "Over the past 24 months, Siemens Healthineers has made significant advancements in the delivery of molecular diagnostic applications and services.

"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."

"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 will now include more than 75 assays for testing the infectious disease spectrum in a single molecular ecosystem.

Fast-track Diagnostics CEO Bill Carman said: "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.”

With the single, consolidated system, which includes a broad menu and virtually open platform, Siemens Healthineers aims to allow healthcare providers to offer value-based care.