LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc. (SAI), a leading provider of automated hematology diagnostic test equipment as well as urinalysis and flow cytometry systems, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Alifax S.r.l. for its erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) products. "Alifax® ESR analyzers are an exciting addition to the Sysmex portfolio, with its extensive line of hematology analyzers and reagents. Innovative research and strong customer support are at the cornerstones of both Sysmex and Alifax, resulting in market-driven products," said Ralph Taylor, executive vice president, Sysmex America, Inc. In response to market needs for quick results, the Alifax TEST 1™ and Roller 20™ family of automated analyzers gives ESR results in 20 seconds.
The agreement allows Sysmex to begin sales into both North and South America effective January 1, 2017. SAI will be the exclusive distributor for Alifax ESR instruments and associated disposables, controls and calibrators sold into the United States, Mexico and Canada (exclusivity begins July 1, 2017 in the USA and Canada). SAI will be a non-exclusive distributor of ESR instruments into Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Chile.
"Alifax is pleased to extend our distribution reach through partnering with Sysmex in North and South America. We look forward to working with SAI, a leader in hematology in this important region of the world, and growing our customer base in the Americas," said Dr. Paolo Galiano, president, Alifax.
Interested parties are encouraged to speak with their Sysmex representative.
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 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.
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