N. BILLERICA, Mass., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience,
leaders in real-time measurement of cellular bioenergetics, announced today
that Primetech Corporation will become the exclusive supplier of Seahorse
XF instruments and consumables in Japan.
"Japan's contribution to research and drug discovery is continuing to
grow, as we have seen with the recent acquisition of Millennium by Takeda
Pharmaceutical Company and with its increasing pipeline of new drugs in
development," Mr. Ryosuke Ogihara, CEO of Primetech Corporation said. "Our
customers are interested in studying mitochondrial dysfunction, and in
particular its role in cancer, obesity and age-related diseases. Seahorse
XF instruments offer the only practical way to study mitochondria in whole
Introduced in June of 2006, Seahorse extracellular flux (XF) analyzers
provide the first and only method to non-invasively measure the two major
energy producing pathways -- mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis -- in
living cells. The microplate-based technology allows scientists to assess
the impact of drugs, genetic modifications and environment by monitoring
the rate that cells consume oxygen and produce metabolic byproducts
including acid and carbon dioxide.
"With a now well-established base of users in North America, we are
expanding our reach to academic, biotech and pharma customers throughout
the world" said Steve Chomicz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at
Seahorse. "We have chosen to work with Primetech after seeing their
commitment to supporting their customers- an important factor in the
introduction of innovative research instrumentation."
About Seahorse Bioscience, Inc.
Seahorse Bioscience is changing cancer, obesity, diabetes and
age-related drug discovery programs the world over. Seahorse headquarters
are located in North Billerica, Massachusetts. For more information, please
About Primetech Corporation
For more than 15 years, Primetech Corporation has been a manufacturer
and distributor of high technology medical and analytical science products
throughout Japan. Primetech's focus on medical and analytical science
products, a technically advanced staff, and an intimate knowledge of the
Japanese marketplace allow it to assist companies in penetrating the
If you would like more information about Seahorse Bioscience, Inc., or
would like to schedule a meeting with Steve Chomicz, please contact
Kristine Hunt at 978-671-1610.
SOURCE Seahorse Bioscience