A series of events by industry experts to provide medical and scientific information, highlight innovations and introduce new assays and technology in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

United Against Covid will kick off with the pre-launch of the Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assay. And as our Business Partner you’re invited for a sneak peak!

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Sneak Peek:
Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2
Antibody Assay Pre-launch

As part of our commitment to better support healthcare systems in Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic, Roche Diagnostics Management Centre South Africa is pleased to announce the virtual pre-launch of the Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assay. This test is crucial to reliably determine if a person has been exposed to the virus and if the patient has developed antibodies.

In our efforts to identify ways to improve the collaboration between Roche and our Business Partners, we would like to invite you to a sneak peek of the pre-launch event and an opportunity to co-create antibody test strategies for your respective regions.

Together, we will look at route-to-market strategies, competitors, validation requirements, sales forecasting and demand, training needs, tactics, timelines and ways to measure success.

Session facilitated by Mali Mdletshe, Roche MCZA​
11:00 Welcome Sandra Orta, Roche MCZA
11:05 Clinical Utility of Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Dr. Michael Reid, Roche MCZA
11:35 Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Product Presentation Fumani Matlhare, Roche MCZA
12:00 Break
12:30 Back to plenary session All​
12:35 Breakaway session by country All
13:45 Back to plenary & closing remarks Sandra Orta, Roche MCZA

Meet the speakers

Sandra Orta

Sandra Orta, started her career with Roche in 2019 as the General Manager South Africa & Head of Management Center Sub-Saharan Africa. Passionate about making a positive contribution to the world and to healthcare, she has held various leadership positions at Grünenthal Group, Evofem Biosciences, WCG Cares, Pfizer and Novartis.

Sandra holds an MBA from University of Pompeu Fabra, a Masters in Pharmaceutical Marketing from University of Pompeu Fabra and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Barcelona. Along with her strong international business acumen, Sandra has been successful in driving double-digit growth for primary and specialty care brands and has been ranked number seven among Spain’s Top 100 “Economic Leaders for Tomorrow”.

Dr. Michael Reid

Holding the position of Head of Medical Affairs at Roche Management Center South Africa, Michael is a clinical epidemiologist and pharmaceutical physician who is obsessed with making a positive, significant impact on healthcare in Africa and the world. His passion is infectious diseases, oncology and rare diseases, particularly in the medically underserved. He has extensive clinical, research and industry experience and has held several positions in Medical Affairs in global pharmaceutical organisations.

Michael graduated with a medical degree, MBChB, in 2006 and subsequently attained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology in 2012 and Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine in Feb 2015. He has also co-authored several peer reviewed research papers.

Fumani Matlhare

Fumani has held the position of Immunochemistry Product Manager for the Infectious Diseases Portfolio at Roche Diagnostics Management Center South Africa since August 2019. Before that she was a Key Account Manager for the public sector for the CPS Portfolio and has previously worked at PathCare Soldin and LeRoux.

She holds a ND: Biomedical Technology (Vaal University of Technology), as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Regent Business School. Prior to joining Roche Diagnostics, Fumani was a Key Account Manager at Siemens Healthineers and an Advanced Technical Customer Support Specialist at Beckman Coulter.

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Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya

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Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda

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Namibia, Swaziland, Mauritius

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Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique

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