COVID-19

Tracking infections and securing supply chains: The race against a virus

5 min
Pia Schönsteiner
Published on 28. Juli 2021

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus forced the world into lockdown, researchers in many places began working at top speed. The development and production of PCR tests for identifying active infections became the main task of many medical technology companies. Making these tests available everywhere under the most difficult conditions posed a very unique challenge.

Thermocycler shows positive test.

Michael Schleichert, managing director and head of R&D at Fast Track

European Distribution Center in Duisburg, Germany
A truck is loaded at the site in Marburg.

Mirza Kokic

Code of conduct in the office

Mirza Kokic


By Pia Schönsteiner

Pia Schönsteiner is an editor in corporate communications at Siemens Healthineers. The team specializes in topics related to healthcare, medical technology, disease areas, and digitalization.