Siemens Healthineers has entered into a strategic relationship with Fast-track Diagnostics (FTD) to expand the range of assays available on the Siemens Healthineers Versant kPCR Molecular System, a new molecular diagnostics platform. The Versant system uses an open-channel design and Siemens’ customizable MiPLX software to reduce the need for manual labor. Under the terms of the agreement, its capabilities will expand to include FTD’s CE-marked kits and multisyndromic panels, which cover conditions ranging from childhood infections to gastroenteritis. This means that the Versant system will now feature more than 75 infectious diseases assays.

Over the past 24 months, Siemens Healthineers has made significant advancements in the delivery of molecular diagnostic applications and services,” said Fernando Beils, head of molecular diagnostics at 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.”