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

Pia Schönsteiner
Published on 29. 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.

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

Trust and reliability are the key

Mass production in record time

Mirza Kokic

A new normal 

Code of conduct in the office

Precision pays off

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By Pia Schönsteiner

Pia Schönsteiner is an editor in corporate communications at Siemens Healthineers.