Media kit on COVID-19

Last update on June 24, 2020 |  Mar 24, 2020

“53,000 Siemens Healthineers colleagues are sparing no effort and working wherever and however they can to provide clinical experts with the help and technical solutions they need in their fight against COVID-19.”

Bernd Montag, CEO Siemens Healthineers


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Press release: Siemens Healthineers Now Shipping Worldwide Total Antibody Test and Molecular Test Kit for COVID-19 with Expanded Capacity | May 26, 2020

Press release: Siemens Healthineers supports Free State of Bavaria in fight against COVID-19 | Apr 20, 2020

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Test detects antibodies to spike protein – a key protein

Importantly, the test detects antibodies to a key protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus—a spike protein, which binds the virus to cells with a distinct human receptor found in lungs, heart, multiple organs and blood vessels. Studies indicate that certain (neutralizing) antibodies to the spike protein can disarm SARS-CoV-2. Multiple potential vaccines in development for SARS-CoV-2 include the spike protein within their focus.
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High quality and targeting the right protein are all essential to ensure we effectively manage the threat of COVID-19. See here all information on the total antibody test at a glance.

Total Antibody Test At a Glance

High quality and targeting the right protein are all essential to ensure we effectively manage the threat of COVID-19. See here all information on the total antibody test at a glance.
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Siemens Healthineers ramps up production capacity

Siemens Healthineers plans to ship more than 50 million antibody tests per month worldwide as production capacity increases. Find here footage from our sites in Tarrytown (NY) and Walpole (MA) to use for your broadcast. If you are interested in the high-res files of the footage, please contact the press team: press.team@siemens-healthineers.com.
This test has not been FDA cleared or approved.
Siemens Healthineers starts shipping worldwide the Total Antibody Test for COVID-19 with expanded capacity.

Antibody test

Siemens Healthineers starts shipping worldwide the Total Antibody Test for COVID-19 with expanded capacity.
This test has not been FDA cleared or approved.
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Siemens Healthineers ramps up production capacity

Siemens Healthineers plans to ship more than 2.5 million molecular PCR tests per month worldwide as production capacity increases. Find here footage from our site in Marburg, Germany, to use for your broadcast. If you are interested in the high-res files of the footage, please contact the press team: press.team@siemens-healthineers.com.
Siemens Healthineers starts shipping worldwide Molecular Test Kit for COVID-19 with expanded capacity.

Molecular test

Siemens Healthineers starts shipping worldwide Molecular Test Kit for COVID-19 with expanded capacity.
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Cinematic rendering lung images

What the lungs of COVID-19 patients look like

The images taken with the Somatom go.Up computer tomograph from Siemens Healthineers show the lung changes associated with confirmed COVID-19 disease. The densifications correspond to inflammatory processes in the lung tissue. The images (left and middle) use a special visualization technique that is also used in the film industry – Cinematic Rendering. For comparison the conventional CT sectional image on the right.
Syngo.via Cinematic Rendering image courtesy of CHR Verviers East Belgium.
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Cinematic rendering lung images

What the lungs of COVID-19 patients look like

The images taken with the Somatom go.Up computer tomograph from Siemens Healthineers show lung changes associated with confirmed COVID-19 disease. The densifications correspond to inflammatory processes in the lung tissue. The images (left and top right) use a special visualization technique that is also used in the film industry – Cinematic Rendering. For comparison the conventional CT sectional image on the lower right.
Syngo.via Cinematic Rendering image courtesy of CHR Verviers East Belgium.
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Somatom X.cite

Computed tomography

In the context of COVID-19, computed tomography (CT) systems are used to monitor patients with acute or impending lung failure and to ensure they receive the necessary therapies – especially in the intensive care treatment of ventilated patients. The picture shows the new Somatom X.cite CT scanner.
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Somatom Force

Computed tomography

In the context of COVID-19, computed tomography (CT) systems are used to monitor patients with acute or impending lung failure and to ensure they receive the necessary therapies – especially in the intensive care treatment of ventilated patients. The picture shows the Somatom Force CT scanner.
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Mobilett Elara

X-ray

X-ray systems are part of the patient care process. The picture shows the Mobilett Elara Max, a mobile X-ray imaging.
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Acuson Freestyle ultrasound system

Ultrasound

Ultrasound devices are used in the overall care process of ill people. With bedside Ultrasound imaging, you can diagnose, monitor and follow-up patients without having to move them and risk virus transmission, which is especially relevant during the COVID-19 crisis. The picture shows the ultrasound system Acuson Freestyle Elite.
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Acuson Juniper ultrasound system

Ultrasound

Ultrasound devices are used in the overall care process of ill people. With bedside Ultrasound imaging, you can diagnose, monitor and follow-up patients without having to move them and risk virus transmission, which is especially relevant during the COVID-19 crisis. The picture shows the Acuson Juniper next-generation ultrasound system.
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Footage of laboratory diagnostics

Siemens Healthineers makes a contribution to fight the current COVID-19 global pandemic significantly through expanding its infectious disease testing capabilities.  If you are interested in the high-res files of the footage, please contact the press team: press.team@siemens-healthineers.com.
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Blood gas systems

Blood gas systems support the monitoring of ventilated patients. This footage shows how the systems are used in critical care. To be seen: epoc Blood Analysis System (00:01-00:03), RAPIDPoint 500e Blood Gas System (00:22-00:32). The footage shows the blood analyzer epoc and RAPIDpoint 500e (start image: epoc). If you are interested in the high-res files of the footage, please contact the press team: press.team@siemens-healthineers.com.
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RAPIDPoint® 500e Blood Gas System

Blood gas systems

Blood gas systems support the monitoring of ventilated patients. The picture shows the blood gas system RAPIDpoint 500e.
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syngo Virtual Cockpit

teamplay virtual cockpit

Medical staff can use Syngo virtual cockpit software solution to connect remotely to scanner workplaces to assist personnel at a different location.
Read here how remote scanning assistance can help
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"With the help of our technology, we can now also support customers remotely in scanning with their CT and MR systems if they have a problem with them in their daily routine,” says Wolfgang Heimsch, President Customer Service.
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"We're a very large service organization worldwide and, thanks to three remote service centers, we have created the necessary infrastructure to be able to serve our customers around the clock,” says Wolfgang Heimsch, President Customer Service.
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COVID-19 donation
Siemens Healthineers responded immediately after the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Wuhan and donated medical systems to fight the virus within a very short time. In addition to the Somatom go.Top CT scanner, Siemens Healthineers provided local hospitals with several ultrasound machines and digital mobile X-ray systems. Those equipment plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and monitoring of COVID-19, the lung disease caused by the virus.
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Background

Three questions to Sebastian Kronmueller, Head of Molecular Diagnostics | May 26, 2020

Frequently asked questions on medical devices in use

Learn how our systems as well as our tests are used in the diagnosis and course of the disease of COVID-19 patients.

Interview with Wolfgang Heimsch, President Customer Service: Investments in recent years are paying off | April 16, 2020

Managing coagulation abnormalities in COVID-19 patients

COVID-19: Resources & Updates

By gathering externally published information from trusted sources, our editorial team aims to provide useful information for healthcare providers fighting the virus worldwide.


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