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Vivalytic: for more safety in nursing homes

With Vivalytic helps to quickly detect and break infection chains, no matter if they start with residents, visitors, or staff. This enables everyone to enjoy their daily routines without compromising on safety.


What is Vivalytic?

Vivalytic consists of just a compact analysis device and cartridges the size of a smartphone. This enables rapid PCR tests to be carried out exactly where they are most needed – in nursing homes for example.

The display of a Vivalytic Analyser that is currently performing a SARS-CoV-2 rapid PCR test shows a remaining time of 39 minutes. The Analyser is standing on a wooden table.
Intuitive, safe, compact

The Vivalytic Analyser

With the Vivalytic Analyser, rapid PCR tests can be carried out reliably and with minimal effort. The testing is fully automated.

Advantages of the Vivalytic Analyser

The Vivalytic system makes everyday life in nursing homes considerably more pleasant. The compact Analyser fits into the smallest of spaces and enables testing directly at the point-of-care.

  • The Vivalytic Analyser is very intuitive to use and easy to handle: healthcare professionals require only minimal training to operate it.
  • In just a short time, the Analyser performs tests for several pathogens at once.
  • Depending on the test, the results can be available and displayed within a timeframe as short as 30 minutes.
  • Performing the tests does not require a reagent cold chain.

The display of a Vivalytic Analyser that is currently performing a SARS-CoV-2 rapid PCR test shows a remaining time of 39 minutes. The Analyser is standing on a wooden table.
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Secure, innovative, efficient

The Vivalytic cartridges

The Vivalytic cartridges provide an entire laboratory in the smallest of spaces. This not only guarantees hygienic work, but also maximum flexibility.

Advantages of the Vivalytic cartridges

Samples are typically tested using several different laboratory technologies. The innovative system of the Vivalytic cartridges combines all of them and enables fully automated testing.

  • The samples are processed directly in the Vivalytic cartridges and prepared for the test – this makes the procedure easier and saves precious time.
  • The Vivalytic cartridges can be used to test different kinds of samples reliably and safely. This way, Vivalytic contributes to the discovery of various infections.
  • The cartridge is a self-contained, closed system, which facilitates hygienic work and safety.
  • We not only take responsibility when it comes to health, but also when it comes to the environment. That is why Vivalytic cartridges are carbon neutral.

A cartridge with the label STI is being inserted into the Vivalytic Analyser.
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Safe, sustainable, up-to-date


With Vivasuite, you can easily and conveniently carry out software updates remotely. This way, you can ensure that the latest tests and features are always available.

The digital platform for Vivalytic products

By using Vivasuite, you can link every Vivalytic device to the connectivity solution from Bosch Healthcare Solutions. When developing the platform, providing security, fast updates, and easy maintenance were our top priorities.

  • Vivasuite is operated on the Bosch managed Cloud. The highest IT security and data protection standards are used here in order to guarantee the security of your data.
  • By using Vivasuite, you can install the latest software updates as well as view all stored information about your devices and their statistics.
  • Vivasuite actively helps you reduce service costs while ensuring the availability of your system at the same time. You can also easily manage users and devices.

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The Vivalytic SARS-CoV-2 Pooling Test with a Lollipop-Swab

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For a safe togetherness.

Nursing homes in particular are severely challenged by COVID-19 when it comes to maintaining daily life as normal. This is where Vivalytic can help: The Vivalytic SARS-CoV-2 Pooling Test with a Lollipop-Swab allows testing of 15 samples and provides reliable results in only 44 minutes.

The Vivalytic rapid PCR test for SARS‑CoV‑2
A sample is being taken from a woman with the a throat swab.

Results in just 39 minutes

COVID-19 presents considerable challenges for our entire society. Its effects are particularly noticeable in nursing homes. Vivalytic can help bring back a bit normality into everyday life: the Vivalytic SARS-CoV-2 rapid PCR test delivers reliable results in just 39 minutes.

Since this device has been in our facility and we have been able to use it, we've noticed that daily life has become a bit more relaxed. It really is a blessing.

Marisol Pohl-Catalan, Manager

It gives everyone involved increased security that if someone has symptoms or discovers something, we will be able to quickly get a result.

Bernd Winkler, CEO

Read the whole story

In our use case, you can find out how Vivalytic is used in the Villa Rosenstein nursing home.

Find out how Vivalytic can assist you

Better protection requires a fast reaction: Vivalytic provides optimal support in health management, so that you can concentrate on what really matters: the well-being of your residents.

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Easy to use

Even healthcare professionals with only little laboratory experience can perform the rapid PCR tests with only minimal training.

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Fast results

Depending on the complexity of the test, results are available and displayed within a timeframe as short as 30 minutes – thanks to the fully automated processes.

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Growing portfolio

The test portfolio is continuously being expanded. As a result, Vivalytic will be able to provide more and more benefit to your nursing home in the future.

See how easy it is to perform a PCR test with Vivalytic

The video shows how to use the Analyser in four steps: 1. Scan the sample code. 2. Scan the cartridge code. 3. Fill in the sample and close the cartridge cover. 4. Insert the cartridge. The test will start automatically.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have any questions? We have the answers.

What does the workflow of a test look like?

The workflow is a consistent automation of proven molecular-diagnostic procedures. The process lyses and homogenizes the sample using ultrasound. Next, the nucleic acid is filtered and washed. This takes place using a bind-wash-elute on a silica membrane. Then, depending on the test, the PCR-based amplification procedure is used. The respective detection procedure depends on the test and may be based on PCR, melting curve or microarray.

Is there any specific training needed to operate Vivalytic?

Vivalytic is easy and intuitive to operate. Minimal training expenditure will suffice. This means that hospital staff with only little specific laboratory experience can also operate Vivalytic.

Which sample material must be taken for SARS-CoV-2 testing?

Nasopharyngeal swab (Nasal swab): The sample is taken from a patient's nose or throat using a swab.

Who takes care of the maintenance of the Vivalytic devices?

Bosch has designed Vialytic to need as less maintenance as possible. Software updates will be provided with a cloud-based solution and be easily downloaded online.

Can you reuse the test cartridges?

No, the cartridges are a disposable product. Due to the potential contamination within the cartridges with samples that contain pathogens, reuse is not possible.

Do I need special protection while working with Vivalytic?

The risk of infection is reduced to a minimum due to the closed Vivalytic system and its cartridge.

How much will Vivalytic and the COVID-19 cartridges costs?

Bosch Healthcare Solutions cannot provide any information on the prices, as we do not market the product ourselves. The pricing policy is a matter for our sales partners.

Where Vivalytic is already successfully being used