Sysmex and Siemens Extend Long-standing Global Partnership in Hemostasis Testing
Apr 13, 2016
Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) and Siemens Healthcare Laboratory Diagnostics (HQ: NY, USA; President: Franz Walt) today announced an extension to their long-standing partnership through at least 2020. The contract extension adds a minimum of two additional years to the global supply, distributorship, and sales and service agreement for hemostasis products. The partnership enables laboratory customers around the world to continue to benefit from the largest portfolio of hemostasis systems and reagents. The companies, which began collaborating more than 20 years ago, also agreed to continue joint hemostasis product development activities that will streamline and optimize testing in laboratories throughout the world. The relationship extension was celebrated at Siemens AG headquarters in Munich, Germany on April 12, 2016.
Siemens Healthcare and Sysmex provide hemostasis products used to test for blood clotting disorders, preoperative bleeding risk management, and the monitoring of patients on anticoagulant therapy medications. In the past few years alone, the companies have introduced several cutting-edge INNOVANCETM reagents1 and multiple new platforms for various laboratory settings, including the recent worldwide launch of the Sysmex CS-2500 System1, and the U.S. launch of the Sysmex CS-5100 System1 with optional track-based automation.
“We are pleased to extend our longstanding partnership with Siemens Healthcare,” said Hisashi Ietsugu, Chairman and CEO, Sysmex Corporation. “With the aging population, hemostasis testing has become even more important. Our partnership provides our customers with the innovative technologies needed to manage the increase in testing volumes, while providing accurate results for improved patient care.”
“The continued collaboration and twenty-year partnership between Siemens and Sysmex is rare in the rapidly changing world of diagnostics,” said Franz Walt, President, Siemens Healthcare Laboratory Diagnostics. “As a leader in hemostasis testing, our combined mission to offer best-in-class solutions has enabled us to meet the needs of diverse laboratories throughout the world.”
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
Sysmex Corporation is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including laboratory diagnostics, laboratory automation and clinical information systems. Serving customers for more than 40 years, Sysmex focuses on technological leadership in diagnostic science and information tools that make a difference in the health of people worldwide. The company is also exploring emerging opportunities in the life science field. Its R & D efforts focus on the development of high-value-added testing and diagnostic technologies that are innovative, original and optimize individual health. Sysmex also seeks to leverage its state-of-the-art technologies for cell, gene and protein analysis. The company, headquartered in Kobe, Japan, has subsidiaries in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China and Asia Pacific and employs more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Sysmex Corporation is listed in the top tier of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information about Sysmex Corporation and its affiliate companies, please visit http://www.sysmex.co.jp/en/.
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