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Roche Acquires RALS IT Connectivity Assets to Strengthen Presence in Point-of-Care Information Management
Date:10/13/2010

and pipeline."

Roche Diagnostics develops and commercializes innovative solutions in the field of serum-based laboratory and POC testing, including CoaguChek® and ACCU-CHEK® brand products used by healthcare professionals to monitor coagulation and blood glucose at the point of care. They are currently used with the RALS information management systems in healthcare facilities across the US.

"The acquisition of RALS assets is a perfect fit with our strategy to deliver market-leading IT connectivity solutions. It further complements our IT product portfolio," stated Peter Finckh, Head of Global Platforms and Support Roche Diagnostics. "With this acquisition, we gain a very talented group of people with strong expertise and domain knowledge in POC IT, which we expect to be instrumental in delivering future generations of POC -IT solutions in collaboration with existing forces. It will further enable our mission to provide leading integrated testing solutions for our customers."

As part of Roche, RALS will remain a vendor-neutral IT connectivity solution and Roche will continue to expand the number of device interfaces available, enabling customers to streamline POC management in their hospitals.  

This transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Upon closing, the legal entity currently known as MAS will be renamed.

About MASMAS, a leading provider of POC information management systems, is based in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.  In addition to the RALS system, MAS provides informatics solutions for critical care applications including inpatient IV insulin dosing software and ICU outcomes reporting software, as well as analytical services.  

About RocheHeadquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world's largest biotech company with truly differentiated medicines in
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