USA – Siemens Healthineers has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Unilabs, a leading diagnostic services provider, worth over US$219 million (€200 million).
Under the agreement with Siemens Healthineers, Unilabs will acquire more than 400 laboratory analyzers to strengthen its laboratory infrastructure which will ensure an unparalleled service to its customers.
Unilabs is one of Europe’s leading diagnostics companies, offering a complete range of laboratory, pathology, and imaging services to patients across four continents.
The joint statement said: “Unilabs will continue modernizing its healthcare infrastructure across its network to improve customer service and quality, and thereby improve patient health.”
The investment in Siemens Healthineers’ top-notch technology aligns with Unilabs’ vision of delivering high-quality patient care.
The solutions Siemens Healthineers provides will help Unilabs to cut operating costs and expenses through integrated reagents and consumables.
The medical technology utilizes sophisticated intelligence software for better data analytics, and it reduces unnecessary workflow friction with intuitive system user interfaces.
Welcoming the deal, Michiel Boehmer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Unilabs said: “Our CARE BIG mantra is driving us in our quest to build the most digitally driven diagnostics group – enabling better decisions for a healthier tomorrow.”
In the pilot phase of the strategic partnership, Siemens Healthineers will install high- and mid-volume immunoassay and clinical chemistry analyzers, sample handlers, haemostasis analyzers, and automation solutions.
The Geneva-based diagnostics provider will leverage Siemens Healthineers solutions to enhance laboratory operations and achieve clinical equivalence across its testing network.
Moreover, Unilabs has teamed up with Siemens Healthineers to help combat climate change and save local resources in line with both companies’ commitment to sustainability.
Siemens Healthineers and its regional companies are continuously developing their product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology
The strategic partnership will reduce Unilabs laboratories’ environmental footprint by implementing Siemens Healthineers’ proven technologies and methodologies.
On her part, Sharon Bracken, Head of Diagnostics for Siemens Healthineers, said: “Siemens Healthineers is uniquely positioned to add value through a portfolio of products that work in harmony to scale technology, especially as testing demand grows.”
She further expressed her willingness to collaborate with Unilabs to advance the company’s laboratory operations and patient care for years to come.
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