Microfluidics Enters into Exclusive Partnership with ATS Scientific to Expand Distribution in Canada

Jan 13, 2010, 11:15 ET from Microfluidics

NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microfluidics (OTC Bulletin Board: MFLU) has partnered with ATS Scientific, Inc. (Burlington, Ontario) to be the exclusive distributor of Microfluidizer® high shear fluid processors and related services throughout the majority of Canada. ATS, which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary as a nationwide distributor of scientific equipment, maintains a portfolio of synergistic products, including HORIBA particle size analyzers.

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"We are very pleased to welcome ATS to the Microfluidics family," said Brian Ayling, Regional Sales Manager at Microfluidics. "Microfluidics has always had a strong presence in the pharmaceutical industry in Canada.  ATS will join Garland Technical Services, which represents the greater Vancouver area, to work with scientists on the new generation of smart materials that is a focus of Canadian researchers. "

In addition, ATS will manage importation logistics and CSA certification relevant to Microfluidics technology.

"Adding this well-established line of high shear fluid processors to our portfolio allows us to provide a more complete solution to solve processing challenges for customers," said Gilles Groulx, National Sales Manager at ATS Scientific. "We see great synergy with our existing products in material handling and processing which will create excellent cross-marketing activities and even more choices for our clients."

To add focus to this expanded product range, ATS has promoted Joseph Emili to Product Manager focused on material processing and characterization.

ABOUT ATS SCIENTIFIC, INC.

ATS Scientific, Inc. is a private, 100% Canadian Owned distributor of Scientific Instrumentation and Supplies, based in Burlington, Ontario.  Since inception in 1989 offering nationwide sales and service, excellent growth and profitability has been maintained. In 2000, the head office was relocated to our current 8000 square foot facility, which includes office and warehousing space, along with a full service centre, a demonstration/application lab and a state of the art training room.  This growth has been accomplished with the commitment of our specialized staff, along with the offering of high quality products to the Canadian Marketplace.

ABOUT MICROFLUIDICS

Microfluidics (OTC Bulletin Board: MFLU) is the exclusive producer of Microfluidizer® high shear fluid processors for uniform particle size reduction, robust cell disruption and bottom-up nanoparticle creation. Used primarily by pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, cosmetic, nutraceutical/food and energy companies to research, develop and improve products with efficient processes, more than 3,000 Microfluidizer processors are installed at customer sites in 50 countries around the world. The innovative Microfluidics Technology Center, located at the company's headquarters outside Boston, Mass., is staffed by expert engineers with a wide range of nanotechnology and application experience for Proof of Concept and Process Development services.

By producing smaller particle sizes and a more narrow distribution than other technologies, with scaleup from lab to production guaranteed, Microfluidics enables companies to create tiny particles that achieve big results. To learn more, visit www.microfluidicscorp.com.

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