Unilabs expands its UAE's labs network with new branch in Abu Dhabi
1 Mar, 2021: Unilabs, the leading Swiss diagnostic service provider, has enhanced its presence in the UAE by opening a new branch location in Abu Dhabi with a testing capacity of up to 80,000 daily PCR tests. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of HE Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Daoud, CEO, Unilabs Middle East, and a number of senior officials.
This expansion clearly reflects the growing confidence between the local health authorities and the leading international companies, something that triggered Unilabs to make the best use of its international expertise and resources in providing innovative lab and diagnostic services and supporting the Abu Dhabi’s relentless efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic through conducting Covid-19 PCR tests to maintain the health and safety of society.
HE Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed said: “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Abu Dhabi has worked to translate the vision of the UAE's wise leadership to expand the capacity of COVID-19 testing and ensuring their availability and easy accessibility to all members of the community. The opening of the new branch of Unilabs, Swiss-based international diagnostic service provider will be a great qualitative added-value to Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector and will contribute to the unwavering efforts towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic. With the high capacity of the COVID-19 tests that the Emirate succeeded to conduct daily, Abu Dhabi has set an excellent example to deal with the pandemic and maintain the health and safety of its society, in addition to extending its support to other countries.”
“We continue our preventive and precautionary measures to maintain the health and wellbeing of all members of the community and curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The opening of the new branch is a testament of the position that Abu Dhabi has maintained as a leading investment destination in the healthcare sector.” Al Hamed added.
Commenting on the new expansion, Mohamed Daoud said: “We’re extremely proud to be part of the extraordinary efforts made by the UAE’s health authorities, whose measures were a global exemplary model in dealing with the pandemic, by expanding lab tests for citizens and residents and setting up screening centers for all nationalities to identify and isolate the infected and suspected cases.”
Daoud pointed out that the opening of the new lab is the result of the coordination and cooperation with the Department of Health Abu Dhabi and the facilities they provided to make our business successful.
“We hope that the new branch, which is equipped with state-of-the-art digital and laboratory technologies to deliver the best quality lab testing service, will contribute to the UAE's strenuous efforts to contain the pandemic,”
“Our expansion plans reaffirm our commitment to back the efforts of UAE’s health authorities in the fight against Covid-19 and to support to the country’s global leadership in terms of the number of PCR tests compared to the number of population, thanks to our implementation of the best quality standards and our distinctive diagnostic services to deliver highly reliable lab tests,” Daoud underlined.
It’s noteworthy that the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) granted Unilabs Laboratories the ISO-15189 accreditation - one of the most important international accreditations in the medical lab field - for conducting Covid-19 PCR testing in its two branches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Unilabs provides sophisticated smart solutions to ensure the safety and efficiency of its lab tests, while the company’s digital communication solutions, especially the E-gate which is connected to the “Malaffi” platform, streamlines the laboratory operations and the delivery of accurate test results, with the lowest rate of human errors and work duplication.
Because of the visionary strategy of Abu Dhabi and its commitment to supporting the world through current pandemic and as an example of public private partnership, Unilab Abu Dhabi laboratories is testing samples collected overseas and providing the results within 24 hours of these samples collection. Another examples that show the forward looking and high quality regulatory system, the innovative and high quality nature of the ecosystem and strength of life science logistical services in Abu Dhabi. With more than 250 laboratories worldwide and some 12,700 employees in 17 countries, Unilabs is considered one of the largest diagnostic providers in Europe.