02 February 2023
Unilabs and Siemens Healthineers launch strategic partnership for latest diagnostic testing infrastructure to improve patients’ care
Geneva and Erlangen – 2 February 2023 –: Unilabs, a leading diagnostic services provider, and Siemens Healthineers, a leading medical technology company, announced today a multi-year agreement valued at over €200 million. Unilabs has invested in Siemens Healthineers’ top-notch technology and will acquire more than 400 laboratory analysers to further improve its laboratory infrastructure to offer an unparalleled service to its customers.
“Delivering the best possible patient care is at the heart of everything we do, and we will continue to invest in the latest technology to further boost our services,” said Michiel Boehmer, Unilabs’ CEO. “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.”
Under this agreement, Unilabs will continue modernising its healthcare infrastructure across its network to improve customer service and quality, and thereby improve patient health. The solutions Siemens Healthineers provides will enhance Unilabs’ laboratory operations, throughput, and clinical equivalence across its testing network.
In the first years, Siemens Healthineers will install high- and mid-volume immunoassay and clinical chemistry analysers, including the Atellica Solution and Atellica CI 1900*, sample handlers, haemostasis analysers, and automation solutions.
"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,” said Sharon Bracken, Head of Diagnostics for Siemens Healthineers. "Our solutions help on many levels. They can improve cost savings and profitability through integrated reagents and consumables, deliver sophisticated intelligence software for better data analytics, and reduce unnecessary workflow friction with intuitive system user interfaces. We look forward to how our collaboration with Unilabs, along with its expanded investment in Siemens Healthineers technology, will benefit the company’s laboratory operations and patient care for years to come."
Commitment to Sustainability
Unilabs will also partner with Siemens Healthineers to help combat climate change and save local resources. Both companies are deeply committed to sustainability.
“We are strongly committed to sustainability, and this partnership will also reduce our laboratories' environmental footprint by implementing Siemens Healthineers' proven technologies and methodologies,” said Dr Christian Rebhan, Unilabs’ President - Scientific Business Units and Chief Medical Officer.
* Not available for sale in the U.S. Product availability may vary from country to country and is subject to varying regulatory requirements.