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SystemOne Completes BD BACTEC™ MGIT™ Connection to Aspect

Multi-device data flow enables more rapid, efficient and accurate tracking and decision-making for Zimbabwe National TB Program

A screen from the BD BACTEC MGIT

Springfield, MA and Johannesburg, South Africa – June 12, 2019 -  SystemOne announces Aspect, the digital backbone for infectious disease diagnostics, has now connected to the Becton Dickinson (BD) BACTEC™ MGIT™ system and will be connecting Hain Life Sciences GenoScan®.

SystemOne engineered the latest connections in Zimbabwe and has already received and transmitted diagnostic result data from the newly connected devices. The requirements in Zimbabwe included the need for diagnostics data to be integrated with the SENAITE open source LIMS/LIS. SystemOne’s original platform, GxAlert, already connects GeneXperts to the SENAITE LIMS. The National Microbiology Reference Lab (NMRL) requested that GxAlert generate unique sample IDs that can be used throughout the system, leveraging an existing core GxAlert and Aspect functionality. The unique ID capability helps health systems identify samples accurately when there is no reliable or ubiquitous patient ID.

“Connecting these devices is no trivial matter,” said Stefan Baumgartner, chief product engineer and co-founder, SystemOne. “Each country is a bit different, and differences in individual labs and broader national environments can raise new challenges for hardware and software engineers. From local telecom challenges to laboratory workflows, a great number of considerations go into making the data flow in a useful, actionable way for clinicians and TB programs.”

Image: SystemOne's Bryan Richards, from the Johannesburg office, works with the Hain GenoScan

The NMRL anticipates several immediate benefits from connecting new devices along the diagnostic continuum of care. For example,  a gap currently exists between GeneXpert Rifampicin-resistant TB cases that are diagnosed at the clinics and tracking follow-up tests for those cases in the central lab’s LIMS; the ability to track these samples in Aspect will reduce that gap, if not eliminate it altogether. In addition, the integration of MGIT and GenoScan results with the LIMS will enable insights about sample degradation and contamination during and between processing at one clinic and arriving at the NMRL.

Other benefits will include oversight of device operations, inventory management and, most importantly, opening the door for Aspect Reporter to send results back to clinics in near real-time, as well as confirming patients on treatment. This will dramatically reduce time-to-result, increase reliability of result delivery and reduce loss to follow-up for patients at remote clinics.

About SystemOne:

Founded in Massachusetts in 2012, SystemOne focuses on producing solutions for disease surveillance and response. SystemOne has offices in Springfield, MA and Johannesburg, South Africa. The company’s new disease intelligence software, Aspect®, addresses numerous infectious diseases including Zika, Ebola, HIV, Malaria, Hepatitis C and more on a host of diagnostic devices. To contact SystemOne, email: info@systemone.idTo contact SystemOne, email:

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