ELITechGroup & Fast Track Diagnostics collaboration
Puteaux, France and Luxembourg, January 26th, 2016 - ELITechGroup, a leading innovator in PCR technologies and global solution provider for Molecular Diagnostics, and Fast-track diagnostics group, a leading provider of multiplex PCR kits for infectious diseases, announced today a worldwide agreement to extend the ELITe InGenius menu with a wide range of qualitative multiplex real-time PCR assays for the in vitro diagnostic of infectious diseases.
Under this agreement, Fast-track diagnostics manufactures qualitative multiplex panels for ELITechGroup related to various clinical applications complementary to the existing ELITE InGenius core menu focus on transplant monitoring and healthcare acquired infections. Global commercialization of the upcoming CE-IVD assays in combination with ELITe InGenius is ensured by ELITechGroup subsidiaries and affiliates through a worldwide distributor’s network.
ELITe InGenius is a fully automated cassette-based, sample-to-result solution which automatically performs all the steps of Molecular Diagnostics with unrivaled flexibility enabling laboratories to run CE-IVD assays, as well as laboratory developed tests or other tests of interest simply on demand while streamlining their workflow.
“We are very pleased to establish a partnership with FTD to quickly expand the ELITe InGenius menu to new application fields leveraging the unique capabilities of our integrated system” said Christoph Gauer, CEO of ELITechGroup. “Aligned with our strategy, this agreement enables us to complete the unique ELITe InGenius proprietary portfolio, based on quantitative applications, with qualitative multiplexed panels to offer laboratories a total solution for infectious disease testing with an unequalled CE-IVD menu.”
Bill Carman, CEO of Fast-track diagnostics, commented: “Fast-track diagnostics is delighted to be collaborating with ELITechGroup. We are dedicated to developing high-quality, accurate multiplex PCR panels and look forward to working with the ELITechGroup team to develop a range of tests for the ELITe InGenius system.”
ELITechGroup & Fast-track diagnostics announced a worldwide collaboration to extend the menu of ELITe InGenius with infectious disease multiplex assays.
About Fast-track diagnostics
Fast-track diagnostics develops and manufactures syndromic infectious disease panels that use real time PCR. Assays detect a comprehensive range of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, Fast-track diagnostics has a commitment to research in the emerging world and its kits are used by a number of governmental agencies such as CDC, universities and NGOs.
About ELITech Group
The ELITechGroup is a privately held group of worldwide manufacturers and distributors of in vitro diagnostic equipment and reagents. By bringing together IVD specialty companies that offer innovative products and solutions, ELITechGroup has become a major contributor in advancing clinical diagnostics to laboratories in the proximity market, those operating closer to the patient. The ELITechGroup manufactures and distributes diagnostic products for clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology though direct sales and a distribution network encompassing more than 100 countries.
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