UgenTec, Hasselt, Belgium, and Hamann Laborautomation, Köln, Germany, recently announced a partnership venture into the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) middleware landscape. The agreement consists of a strategic expertise exchange and working collaboration between the two companies.
Today, UgenTec is focused on clinical diagnostic markets, and its platform, FastFinder, supports tests for gastrointestinal diseases, genetics, oncology, respiratory infections, and sexually transmitted infections. Venturing into diagnostic software quickly demanded a more end-to-end approach.
“Since we’ve delivered on our initial promise—fully automated result interpretation—more and more customers came to us to further automate their PCR workflow,” says Wouter Uten, CEO at UgenTec.
“UgenTec and Hamann Laborautomation have very similar customers, and both of our companies have a lot of expertise in their respective fields,” says Jens Hamann, CEO at Hamann Laborautomation. “I’m excited to work with a company that has a proven quality assurance track record and a clinically proven solution [that] helps laboratories automate and standardize their routine PCR workflow.”
Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.