Usability engineering is obligatory for medical device manufacturers in Europe and the United States. As harmonized standards of the Medical Device Directive (Council Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices) and the In-vitro

range of starting materials. The QIAsymphony AS extends the capabilities of the QIAsymphony SP by integrating automated PCR assay setup which, in combination with the Rotor-Gene Q, QIAGEN real-time and end-point polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kits, enables to complete an automated PCR workflow.