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Diagnostics giant cemented its leading role during the pandemic

Although the Covid-19 pandemic revolutionized the demand for diagnostics products, the players on the global market have maintained their respective positions. The biggest diagnostics companies have reaped the greatest rewards from the crisis, says the global CEO at Roche Diagnostics.

It's been full steam ahead for Roche Diagnostics during the pandemic. The company had its first product ready just a few days after the virus had been sequenced. | Photo: Roche / PR

As the Covid-19 pandemic spread rapidly across the globe, words like "PCR tests" and "antigen tests" became part of everyday vernacular, and the crucial importance of the diagnostics industry suddenly became frighteningly obvious to both citizens and politicians alike.

The awareness of the business and its brand has been nothing short of revolutionized, and yet, the pandemic brought with it no disruptions in the power relations of the diagnostics companies on the global market.

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