Partnerships

Partnerships – Sant'Egidio
Siemens provides the viral load monitoring system of choice for the Community of Sant'Egidio through their DREAM program – a holistic approach to treat AIDS in Africa and achieve excellence in healthcare.
 

The DREAM program consists of:

  • 18 laboratories in 10 African countries
  • Resistance testing on the OpenGene® Sequencing System
  • Diagnostic management of patients with HIV/AIDS

 

Successful diagnosis:

  • Approx. 48,000 patients have been assisted
  • Approx. 27,500 patients on HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy)
  • Over 100,000 viral load tests have been performed

 
 

Partnerships – TOGAtainer

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and TOGA Molecular Biology Laboratory, South Africa, have partnered on the innovative TOGAtainer – a turnkey lab that can be placed anywhere as long as water and electricity are accessible. Siemens' VERSANT® 440/System 340 play a key role in the success of this integrated laboratory.

 

TOGAtainer provides:

  • Decentralized laboratory services
  • HIV monitoring in resource-limited settings
  • Robust, accurate and cost-effective results

 

VERSANT 440/System 340's advantages:

  • Small footprint
  • Single room technology
  • Robust signal amplification
  • Up to 168 patient samples at one time

 

 

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