Fast Track Diagnostics (FTD), A Siemens Healthineers company, is one of the leading global suppliers of Molecular Diagnostics solutions. FTDs real-time PCR multiplexing kits are based on the syndromic approach and cover all the major infectious disease groups (respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, meningitis, etc.).
We pride ourselves on our international collaborations, commitment to supporting research projects and involvement with funded projects, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Fondation Mérieux and the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Founded in 2006, FTD has since experienced exponential growth and success, having begun in Luxemburg and having become a worldwide known multinational company. Today FTD exports more than 80 different kits all over the world, detecting over 140 targets. Recently, FTD was awarded first place at the Export Awards in recognition of its rapid growth, extensive global network and contribution to the Luxembourgish economy.
In 2016, FTD developed lyophilised real-time PCR kits including all the primers, probes, enzymes and buffers required in a single patient sample tube. Clinicians just need to add nucleic-acid extracts. In 2017, the Fast Track lyophilised kits were awarded the “Advanced Healthcare Solutions” prize, award recognising a teams achievement in the development of innovative healthcare products.
Since early 2018, Fast Track Diagnostics´ kits are available on FastFinder™, the real-time PCR interpretation platform from UgenTec. With this module, the laboratories can analyse raw datafiles from different PCR devices and various kits in an all-in-one solution. The softwares built-in advanced statistical models accurately analyse every amplification curve. FastFinder™ automatically combines these results and then runs them through the assay-specific decision tree, leading to an overall and conclusive result.
FTD strives constantly to deliver quality and innovative solutions for the benefit of patients. In May 2018, FTD launched the Fast Track cycler (FTC), the new standardised diagnostic solution fully tailored to the Fast Track lyophilised kits. Using the cutting-edge Magnetic Induction technology, the FTC allows low to mid throughput laboratories to easily increase their efficency and improve their workflows, leading to robust and reliable results.