Siemens Healthineers / Fast Track Diagnostics
Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving patient experience and digitalizing healthcare. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.8 billion and profit of €2.5 billion and has about 48,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 2006, Fast Track Diagnostics (FTD), a Siemens Healthineers company, is the leading global suppliers of real-time PCR multiplexing kits, covering all the major infectious disease groups based on the syndromic approach (respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, meningitis, etc.). Today FTD exports over seventy different kits validated on real clinical samples (including lyophilised kits) and detecting over 140 viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi to eighty countries. FTD kits are used in hundreds of public and private hospitals and laboratories around the world, and in global surveillance studies by organisations such as the Fondation Mérieux, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).