LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a leading provider of automated diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced that it has signed a non-exclusive distributor agreement with Medline Industries, Inc. in Mundelein, Ill., the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States.
Under the terms of the agreement, Medline will market, distribute and sell Sysmex America hematology analyzers to office-based healthcare practitioners in the 48 contiguous United States.
"Many physician offices lack basic, affordable laboratory analyzers that can help them evaluate patient blood test results on-site and in real-time. This agreement expands Sysmex's existing reach into the physician office-based laboratory (POL) market, and we're very much looking forward to working with Medline," said Andy Hay, vice president, sales and special projects, Sysmex America, Inc.
With a growing network of more than 65 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide, Medline strives to help customers achieve clinical and financial success by offering high quality medical supplies and clinical solutions. "Medline, like Sysmex, is known for its customer focus and is committed to offering innovative products that help healthcare organizations perform at their very best. This agreement offers Medline and our physician office customers access to a recognized market leader of in-office hematology solutions." said Bob Ortiz, senior vice president, physician office, Medline.
About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc., distributes and supports a diverse portfolio of best-in-class, in vitro diagnostic hematology and clinical laboratory products in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. It is the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation, located in Kobe, Japan, a trusted world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions that optimize efficiency, operations and financial performance in the lab. Sysmex is reshaping the healthcare of tomorrow at the clinical laboratory level by transcending the boundaries of diagnostic science and serving as the pulse of reliable, accountable care. For more information about Sysmex America, visit www.sysmex.com/us.
Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.
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