Siemens launches new efficient platform for drugs-of-abuse testing

Dec 19, 2014

Siemens Healthcare announced today the launch of its new drug-testing platform designed specifically to better meet the productivity, workflow and workspace needs of mid-volume laboratories.


The Viva-ProE System with EMIT technology, the standard in drug-testing assay performance, is now available globally from the Diagnostics Division of Siemens Healthcare. The system features a bench top design with compact footprint ideal for smaller workspaces and has a capacity for 50 sample positions, 12 auxiliary positions, and can run up to 133 EMIT tests per hour.


The touch screen monitor has intuitive, integrated software to enable ease of use for greater laboratory efficiency. There is a consolidated drug-testing menu for a drugs-of-abuse and validity testing, serum toxicology, and therapeutic and immunosuppressant drug monitoring. In addition, it includes onboard positive sample ID, sample and reagent probe crash protection and precision monitoring to enhance walk-away time and reduce errors, and convenient onboard waste and water storage to improve workflow.


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