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4th February 2021  Product update: rapidmicrobiology staff writer

Siemens Healthineers and IUL SA, A New Collaboration to Fight COVID-19

Monitor Pandemic in Real-Time With Rapid Antigen Test and Reader

IUL SA and Siemens Healthineers Netherlands have combined technologies to deliver qualitative COVID-19 results for large-scale studies.

On the 13th of October Siemens Healthineers launched its rapid antigen test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 15 minutes which, together with the technology of IUL SA, allows results to be sent in real-time to health care centres that are monitoring the state of the pandemic.

IUL's reader iPeak® captures and processes the image of the test; guaranteeing objectivity in interpretation and increased sensitivity of the reader of rapid tests.

Its advanced optical and image analysis system delivers qualitative results, which the reader will send in real-time, facilitating the traceability of COVID-19 cases.

Pieter van der Meijs, Sales Director of Laboratory Diagnostics at Siemens Healthineers in The Netherlands highlights the sensitivity of the iPeak®"IUL SA has been fast flexible and accurate, being the perfect ally in providing a complete solution to support high throughput test facilities in the Netherlands."

Vicenç Font, CEO at IUL SA, underlies the commitment and determination of Siemens Healthineers from the first moment that the project began and the reader has been key in combatting this pandemic.

About Siemens Healthineers
Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) is shaping the future of Healthcare. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide through its regional companies to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving the patient experience, and digitalising healthcare.

Siemens Healthineers is continuously developing its product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, and in-vivo diagnostics. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care to patients. Further information is available at www.siemens-healthineers.com.

IUL SA, Leader In Industry 4.0 and The Fight Against COVID-19
IUL SA, with the headquarters in Barcelona, designs, produces, and marketed solutions for microbiology lab automation since 1987. A landmark in Industry 4.0, his objective is to enable a more comfortable, and safer microbiological control for the industry and to provide devices for in-vitro diagnostics in the field of human and animal health. Thanks to its R&D investment, IUL SA has developed entirely in Barcelona, this innovative reader that is already marketed in countries such as the USA, India, Italia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Singapore, or Taiwan, among others.

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Date Published: 4th February 2021

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