Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Reliable detection of heart disease and allergies

02.06.2008
The synlab medical laboratory in Nuremberg is the 5000th customer to purchase the Immulite 2000 Analyzer from Siemens

synlab Nuremberg has put the five thousandth Immulite 2000 Analyzer sold by Siemens worldwide into operation. Franconia's largest laboratory center serves some 1,000 physicians and nine clinics in the region. synlab will primarily use the Immulite 2000 Diagnostic System to test blood and serum samples for heart disease and allergies.


"With the Immulite 2000 from Siemens, we now have one of the most efficient immunoassay analyzers currently on the market", said Alexander Hoffmann, CEO of MVZ synlab Nuremberg. "What I especially appreciate about this device is its outstanding sensitivity and the fact that all process steps from pipetting, incubation, reading the sample and evaluation are fully automated. The personnel capacity required to process samples is thus lower than before."

"We are pleased that we were able to extend our cooperation with synlab. We are convinced that, with their wide spectrum of parameters, our immunoassay systems will make an important contribution to improving health", said Stefan Wolf, Regional Vice President EMEA I und General Manager of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in Germany. "Believe it or not, 70 percent of all clinical decisions made by physicians are based on the results of in vitro examinations, however, only two percent of all health-related expenditures are invested in this area. That clearly underscores the benefits that laboratory diagnostics yield for healthcare!" Siemens is the global market leader in immunoassay systems.

Siemens analytical systems contribute to the improvement of healthcare throughout the world and help to detect diseases in an early stage as well as to monitor the course of diseases. The Immulite 2000 is an analytical system for medical diagnostic laboratories that can be used to perform automated tests. This device is one of the most versatile immunoassay systems available on the international laboratory diagnostics market. For example, it can be used to test 450 different allergens. One of its special features is an innvotive patient test for diagnosing sepsis and cardiological diseases. This device has been on the market since 1998, and is now in operation in almost 200 countries worldwide.

synlab Nuremberg offers the entire spectrum of modern laboratory medicine to the physicians of Central Franconia. The focus is on STD diagnostics and gynecological endocrinology. Sample pick-up and report transfer services tailored to the needs of customer practices are understood as the basis for synlab laboratory services. Support of the Central Franconian regional company is provided at Fuerther Strasse 212; some 80 qualified medical employees are employed at Rohrmannstr. 12.

Siemens Healthcare is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first fully integrated diagnostics company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services. Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care – from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. Additionally, Siemens is the global market leader in innovative hearing instruments. The company employs more than 49,000 people worldwide and operates in 130 countries. In the fiscal year 2007 (Sept. 30), Siemens Healthcare reported sales of €9.85 billion, orders of €10.27 billion, and group profit of €1.32 billion.

Marion Bludszuweit | Siemens Healthcare
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com/healthcare
http://www.synlab.de

More articles from Medical Engineering:

nachricht A first look at interstitial fluid flow in the brain
05.07.2018 | American Institute of Physics

nachricht A sentinel to watch over ocular pressure
04.07.2018 | Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems

All articles from Medical Engineering >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: First evidence on the source of extragalactic particles

For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa Resconi, spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center SFB1258 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), provides an important piece of evidence that the particles detected by the IceCube neutrino telescope at the South Pole originate from a galaxy four billion light-years away from Earth.

To rule out other origins with certainty, the team led by neutrino physicist Elisa Resconi from the Technical University of Munich and multi-wavelength...

Im Focus: Magnetic vortices: Two independent magnetic skyrmion phases discovered in a single material

For the first time a team of researchers have discovered two different phases of magnetic skyrmions in a single material. Physicists of the Technical Universities of Munich and Dresden and the University of Cologne can now better study and understand the properties of these magnetic structures, which are important for both basic research and applications.

Whirlpools are an everyday experience in a bath tub: When the water is drained a circular vortex is formed. Typically, such whirls are rather stable. Similar...

Im Focus: Breaking the bond: To take part or not?

Physicists working with Roland Wester at the University of Innsbruck have investigated if and how chemical reactions can be influenced by targeted vibrational excitation of the reactants. They were able to demonstrate that excitation with a laser beam does not affect the efficiency of a chemical exchange reaction and that the excited molecular group acts only as a spectator in the reaction.

A frequently used reaction in organic chemistry is nucleophilic substitution. It plays, for example, an important role in in the synthesis of new chemical...

Im Focus: New 2D Spectroscopy Methods

Optical spectroscopy allows investigating the energy structure and dynamic properties of complex quantum systems. Researchers from the University of Würzburg present two new approaches of coherent two-dimensional spectroscopy.

"Put an excitation into the system and observe how it evolves." According to physicist Professor Tobias Brixner, this is the credo of optical spectroscopy....

Im Focus: Chemical reactions in the light of ultrashort X-ray pulses from free-electron lasers

Ultra-short, high-intensity X-ray flashes open the door to the foundations of chemical reactions. Free-electron lasers generate these kinds of pulses, but there is a catch: the pulses vary in duration and energy. An international research team has now presented a solution: Using a ring of 16 detectors and a circularly polarized laser beam, they can determine both factors with attosecond accuracy.

Free-electron lasers (FELs) generate extremely short and intense X-ray flashes. Researchers can use these flashes to resolve structures with diameters on the...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Leading experts in Diabetes, Metabolism and Biomedical Engineering discuss Precision Medicine

13.07.2018 | Event News

Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP: Fine Tuning for Surfaces

12.07.2018 | Event News

11th European Wood-based Panel Symposium 2018: Meeting point for the wood-based materials industry

03.07.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Nano-kirigami: 'Paper-cut' provides model for 3D intelligent nanofabrication

16.07.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

New players, standardization and digitalization for more rail freight transport

16.07.2018 | Transportation and Logistics

Researchers discover natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide

16.07.2018 | Agricultural and Forestry Science

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>