ERLANGEN, Germany, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens has successfully completed the acquisition of Dade Behring Holdings, Inc. The laboratory diagnostics company joins the existing business of Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics. As the market leader in the attractive and rapidly growing field of in vitro diagnostics, Siemens now can offer its customers a unique and comprehensive healthcare solutions' portfolio, which brings together the entire medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and clinical information technology (IT) value chain under one roof.
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"The acquisition of Dade Behring, which holds a strong position in clinical chemistry, ideally complements our acquisitions of Diagnostic Products Corporation and Bayer Diagnostics," explained Erich R. Reinhardt, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and President and CEO of Siemens Medical Solutions. "The implementation of integrated IT and clinical solutions from Siemens will help improve workflow efficiency throughout the healthcare enterprise, from admissions and administration, to the laboratory and the radiology department. This will enable our customers to increase the quality of patient care while simultaneously reducing costs," Reinhardt added.
As the first and only global fully integrated diagnostics company, Siemens Medical Solutions is in a unique position to leverage trendsetting solutions across the entire healthcare continuum - from prevention to diagnosis, to therapy and care.
Siemens (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics. The company has around 475,000 employees (incl. discontinued operations) working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of services for individual requirements. Siemens provides innovative technologies and comprehensive know-how to benefit customers in over 190 countries. Founded more than 160 years ago, the company focuses on the areas of Information and Communications, Automation and Control, Power, Transportation, Medical, and Lighting. In fiscal 2006 (ended September 30), Siemens had sales of euro 87.3 billion and net income of euro 3.033 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com
Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. Acquisitions in the area of in-vitro diagnostics - such as Diagnostic Products Corporation Bayer Diagnostics and Dade Behring- mark a significant milestone for Siemens as it becomes the first full service diagnostics company. Employing more than 41,000 people worldwide and operating in over 130 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of euro 8.23 billion, orders of euro 9.33 billion and group profit of euro 1.06 billion for fiscal 2006 (Sept. 30), according to U.S. GAAP. Further information can be found by visiting www.siemens.com/medical.
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