Roche plans to expand its coagulation testing product line by developing a full line of coagulation analyzers for hospital and reference laboratories in North America.

Roche Diagnostics offers the CoaguChek line of handheld meters for use by healthcare professionals and patients.

The new line of analyzers for the central coagulation lab is expected to include three platforms that address a range of customer needs from low-volume testing to the high-throughput demands of commercial laboratories, along with a complete menu of coagulation assays.

Roche Diagnostics and Diagnostica Stago will receive separate paths in laboratory coagulation in territories where Roche distributes the Stago line of lab coagulation analyzers.