Siemens to pur­chase Alere's blood di­ag­nos­tics unit

BioSpectrum (India) - - COMPANY NEWS -

Siemens Health­i­neers has signed a de­fin­i­tive agree­ment to buy point-of-care di­ag­nos­tics firm Alere's blood di­ag­nos­tic sys­tems unit, Epocal. The fi­nan­cial de­tails of the ac­qui­si­tion have not been re­vealed. The agree­ment cov­ers Epocal’s hand­held, wire­less test­ing solution called epoc Blood Anal­y­sis Sys­tem and will bol­ster Siemens Health­i­neers’ blood gas port­fo­lio. epoc Blood Anal­y­sis Sys­tem is de­signed to de­liver blood gas, elec­trolyte and me­tab­o­lite results in around 30 sec­onds fol­low­ing in­tro­duc­tion of the sam­ple. The sys­tem comes with epoc roomtem­per­a­ture sta­ble BGEM test card, reader and host2 mo­bile com­puter. The epoc range is ex­pected to in­te­grate into the firm’s dig­i­tal sys­tems net­work to of­fer a broad solution to its cus­tomers. With an aim to im­prove cus­tomers’ work­flows, Siemens Health­i­neers port­fo­lio of blood gas di­ag­nos­tics in­cludes a va­ri­ety of de­vices such as low-vol­ume, sin­gle-use hand­held de­vice and high-vol­ume, multi-use bench­top solution.

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