Al Shirawi Healthcare Solutions partners with OPTI Medical Systems, USA

July 18, 2021
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Dubai, UAE – July 18, 2021 — Al Shirawi Healthcare Solutions, a member of the Al Shirawi Group of Companies, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as UAE Distributor for OPTI Medical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced clinical diagnostic technologies headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Under the agreement, Al Shirawi will provide OPTI’s cutting edge COVID diagnostic products to hospitals and clinics throughout the UAE. This agreement will ensure that the UAE healthcare system can be sure of providing the world’s most accurate, consistent and advanced COVID tests to its residents, at a time when this is needed most in order to help restore the economy as quickly as possible without compromising on health and safety.

OPTI Medical Systems, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacturing of point-of-care and laboratory diagnostic solutions. OPTI Medical Systems leverages advanced technologies to develop reliable, cost-effective products that combine accuracy with convenience, ease of use, and clinical flexibility to support infectious disease diagnostics as well as point-of-care blood gas and electrolyte analysis using optical fluorescence technology.

Al Shirawi Healthcare Solutions was established to serve the local healthcare community in the Middle East with the most advanced solutions in medical equipment, medical devices and pharmaceuticals that will benefit people at large. The company’s goal is to optimise technology and play a part in developing a highly efficient, collaborative, scalable, and agile digital healthcare system.

The agreement with Al Shirawi Healthcare Systems will facilitate the supply of two diagnostic breakthrough products: OPTI SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test and OPTI SARS-CoV-2 Total Antibody Test, both US FDA approved for the detection of the virus causing COVID-19.

The OPTI SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test is based on real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), which provides detection of the viral RNA in the sample. The test uses samples extracted from nasopharyngeal swabs collected from an individual. OPTI Medical Systems has obtained CE marking for its OPTI SARS-CoV-2 Total Antibody Test, an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that detects total antibodies (IgG, IgM, and IgA) against COVID-19 in samples from human serum and plasma. The test can be run manually or using automated plate washers. These complete serology-based testing solutions minimise waiting time, with results in 90 minutes, as well as providing other major reliability and efficacy benefits.

Dany Kastoun, EMEA Distribution Manager of Opti Medical Systems said “We are excited to introduce our top of the line COVID diagnostic products to the UAE healthcare sector through Al Shirawi Healthcare Systems, with their outstanding reputation for excellence in the market, coupled with their shared vision of introducing technological innovations to advance the industry as a whole. Our world class diagnostic solutions are ideally suited to a time when the world demands certainty and reliability more than ever, and we are undoubtedly with the right partner to make this need a reality”.

Pramodh Idicheria, Chief Operating Officer, Al Shirawi Healthcare Solutions added “Al Shirawi Healthcare Solutions stands for total excellence, be it in bringing the most exciting global innovations to the local market to a laser sharp focus on customer service, cost efficiency and introducing the right solutions at the right time. We are proud to partner with OPTI Medical Systems, in bringing one of the most effective solutions to the biggest healthcare problem of our generation, and to play a small part in that process.”

The agreement paves the way for more advanced and reliable COVID-19 testing , contributing to the UAE’s continued leadership position in the world in effectively managing the crisis.

About Al Shirawi Healthcare Solutions L.L.C

A part of the Al Shirawi Group of Companies that was founded in 1971, Al Shirawi Healthcare Solutions Company was established to serve the community with advanced solutions in medical equipment, medical devices and pharmaceuticals that will benefit the people at large. The goal is to optimise technology and play a part in developing a highly efficient, collaborative, scalable, and agile digital healthcare system. For more information, please visit: www.alshirawi.health 

About OPTI Medical Systems

OPTI Medical Systems, a subsidiary of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., is an international and fast-growing diagnostics business with operations in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, serving the high-growth, near-patient testing market, targeting small- to medium-sized hospitals. The portable OPTI product line of blood gas analyzers first came to the U.S. healthcare market in 1995 under the name of AVL Medical Instruments, a leader in blood gas analyzers since 1967. Since then, the OPTI product line has established market positions throughout the world with an existing customer base of over 10,000 instruments already in use. OPTI Medical’s established operational infrastructure and strong international distributor network support its worldwide sales. For more information, please visit: https://www.optimedical.com/en/


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