MRO Magazine

BIT Group and Orgentec Diagnostika Commemorate 1000th Alegria® Instrument


March 18, 2015
By Business Wire News

SCHWALBACH, Germany

February, 2015 marked the milestone sale of the 1000th diagnostic instrument in the award-winning Alegria® Series. After a partnership of ten years, BIT Group (a leading independent provider of contract services in the OEM high-end analytical and medical instrument segment) and ORGENTEC Diagnostika (a worldwide leading manufacturer within the diagnostic market for autoimmune diseases) are celebrating the development and sale of their 1000th Alegria® instrument. This random access analyzer, based on SMC® (Sensotronic Memorized Calibration) Technology, represents the newest dimension in the field of autoimmune diagnostics. The analyzer provides a fully automated process for the detection of autoantibodies with a degree of flexibility never before available. The fully automated analytical system can run more than 100 tests; each test run may include up to 30 patients with individual results delivered in only 90 minutes. The Alegria® instrument has gained international recognition and has been awarded the Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) by UBM Canon.

According to Dr. Stephan Becker, COO from Orgentec, the 1000th Alegria® instrument will be placed into a laboratory in Argentina. To commemorate the milestone, this instrument has been customized with a 1k commemorative airbrushed front cover distinguishing the achievement. In a partnership of ten years, with an agreed commitment for at least five more, the latest milestone signifies a successful union and continuous forward momentum toward progressive diagnostic advancement.

BIT Group provides contract product development, manufacturing and after-sales services for life science, medical and IVD instrumentation OEMs. Quality standards include GMP, FDA registered, ISO13485 & 9001, QSR, Class I, II, and III. BIT Group‘s global operations in USA, Germany, France, China & Japan deliver precision engineered, cost effective systems solutions. Pre-engineered BIT SMARTSOLUTIONS™ platform technologies reduce development cost and time-to-market; lean manufacturing centers and global supply chain enable competitive product cost.

BIT Group
Jari Palander, 415-828-3936
Executive VP
J.Palander@BIT-Group.com
www.BIT-Group.com