Siemens Healthineers plays leading role in international project

Siemens Healthineers is contributing its pioneering Atellica™ solution to a major international, laboratory automation project. The company is working together with the Hermes Pardini Group of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to set up the largest and most complex clinical analysis lab in the world to date.

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The venture is known as the "Enterprise Project." Located in Vespasiano, Grande Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, the facility will feature more than 50 of Siemens Healthineeers' Atellica® solution analyzers as part of a battery of 100 analyzers.

According to Siemens Healthineers, Atellica® technology integrates immunoassay and clinical chemistry analysis and sets a new standard in sample management. The solution delivers "high-throughput achieved through intelligent routing capabilities that leverage its patented bi-directional magnetic sample transport. The immunoassay analyzers deliver on precision, throughput and turnaround time with the industry’s leading productivity per square meter, or up to 440 tests per hour."

The Swiss-based company, Inpeco, which specializes in lab automation, has taken on a key role in project as well. Together with Siemens Healthineers, Inpeco will design and deliver the fully-automated, multidisciplinary diagnostics solution – a 3,500 square meter laboratory capable of operating 24 hours a day. When it is completed, the lab will be able to process 110 million sample tubes per year.
The Chief Operations Officer of the Hermes Pardini Group describes the revolutionary nature of the project, "Unlike conventional laboratory set-ups, where sample tubes have to be moved manually between different analyzers, our enterprise lab is designed to employ a 'one-touch, one workflow' concept to eliminate the need for manual interventions, ensure sample traceability, and reduce the turnaround time to results."

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