SEELZE, Germany, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today a multi-year distribution agreement with Pro-Lab Laboratuar Teknolojileri, which will distribute Honeywell's Burdick & Jackson® high-purity solvents in Turkey.
Burdick & Jackson solvents are used extensively by biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the drug discovery and evaluation process.
"The annual growth rate of the Turkish pharmaceutical market is estimated to be between 8 percent and 9 percent in the next four years. This places Turkey among the high-potential pharmaceutical markets in the region, and we are glad to be have a strong partner there," said Daniel Nott, the regional leader for Honeywell's Health Care and Packaging business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. "This agreement will further help position us as a leading company in providing a wide range of high-purity solvents for research and development in the region."
Pro-Lab, based in Istanbul, is a leading distributor of a wide range of materials and equipment for laboratories in Turkey. Gokhan Aydogan, general manager of Pro-Lab, said both companies aim to provide quality offerings and high levels of service to the high-purity solvents market in Turkey. "We believe there are a lot of untapped opportunities to be explored, especially in the booming pharmaceutical industry," Aydogan said.
Honeywell's high-purity solvents are critical to the successful research, development and approval cycle of pharmaceuticals. Major applications include analytical instrumental analysis, such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), as well as pilot and full scale production of pharmaceuticals. Honeywell also offers reagents for DNA and RNA synthesis. Honeywell manufactures its solvents for the Turkish market at its production facility in Seelze, Germany.
The agreement with Pro-Lab expands Honeywell Burdick & Jackson's distribution network in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In Germany and Austria, Honeywell's high-purity solvents are distributed by OMNI Life Science; the Irish market is supplied by Reagecon Diagnostics; the Swiss market by Thommen-Furle; the markets in Sweden, Norway and Denmark by Saveen Werner.
Honeywell's Health Care and Packaging business is part of Honeywell Specialty Materials, a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.
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