“Siemens strives to be a trusted partner for labs of all sizes and central to that goal is helping them identify and capitalize on their workflow excellence potential,” said Dave Hickey, CEO, Chemistry, Immunoassay, Automation and Diagnostics IT Business Unit, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. “The introduction of VersaCell X3 Solution is yet another way Siemens delivers on this mission through its ability to help labs streamline non-automated environments and enhance operational efficiency, all at a cost they can justify.”For more information about Siemens’ laboratory automation portfolio, please visit: www.healthcare.siemens.com/versacell. Follow us at AACC 2013 on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/siemenshealth. ¹ Siemens maintains the largest automation system installed base in the in vitro diagnostics industry (as of 9/30/12). ² Product availability varies by country. ³ The American Society for Clinical Pathology 2012 Vacancy Survey of Clinical Laboratories in the United States: http://labmed.ascpjournals.org/content/44/1/3.full.pdf+html. ⁴ For existing Siemens VersaCell Solution customers, this can be achieved via the addition of the VersaCell X3 Expansion Pack. Launched in November 2011, “ Agenda 2013” is the initiative of the Siemens Healthcare Sector to further strengthen its innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures, which will be implemented by the end of 2013, have been defined in four fields of action: innovation, competitiveness, regional footprint, and people development. The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2012 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 13.6 billion euros and profit of around 1.8 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.