The SYNLAB Group provides pathological laboratory services in Europe for human and veterinary medicine as well as for environmental analysis. It operates around 300 facilities, including 175 full-service laboratories, reference laboratories, smaller routine laboratories and hospital laboratories. Headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, the company currently has approximately 7,000 employees in Germany, the UK, and 18 other European countries, as well as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai.
Technology and innovation are understandably high priorities for SYNLAB, which provides reliable services that drive quality results through state-of-the-art technology and a clinically led approach. SYNLAB uses this experience to help its customer organizations redesign their own services and reduce costs while meeting the needs of clinicians and patients.
In 2009, SYNLAB identified a need for a secure managed file transfer solution that would support a variety of protocols to transfer files both in-house and for customers. SYNLAB already had a legacy file transfer solution, but this could no longer fulfill the company’s needs. SYNLAB decided to look for an innovative replacement product and began by researching alternative solutions online. After making contact with South River Technologies’ (SRT) distribution partner Meco Systemhaus, SYNLAB began a trial to evaluate SRT’s Cornerstone MFT.