MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced the addition of the CellaVision® DM1200 cell image analysis analyzer to the Sysmex hematology product offering. The DM1200 enables Sysmex America to meet the growing demand for automated cell image analysis, which improves both the quality of results and the productivity of laboratories performing mid-volume testing.
The CellaVision® DM1200 opens up new ways of handling manual differentials traditionally performed on a microscope by automatically performing a preliminary differential count on peripheral blood. The analyzer pre-classifies the white blood cells, pre-characterizes parts of the red morphology and provides functionality for platelet estimation. By automating the manual differential, laboratories can experience enhanced turnaround times without sacrificing quality. Its high degree of automation allows for an escalating workload without increasing labor.
"The CellaVision DM1200, which locates, identifies, and pre-classifies blood cells by means of automatic microscopy and advanced image processing, greatly enhances Sysmex America's hematology product offering. We trust this addition to our hematology portfolio will serve our customers well as they continue to navigate through a challenging health care environment," said John Kershaw, President & CEO, Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America and CellaVision first initiated their working relationship in 2004. Today, Sysmex Corporation and CellaVision have an extended and broadened working relationship via the completion of a recent global distribution agreement. The agreement gives Sysmex a non-exclusive right to sell CellaVision's products in hematology laboratories worldwide. As of April 1, 2010, the non-exclusive agreement comprises all international markets but Canada.
CellaVision AB develops, markets, and sells market leading image analysis based systems for routine analysis of blood and other body fluids. The company has a core competence in development of software and hardware for automatic image analysis of cells and cell changes for applications in health and medical care. The company develops and markets systems for automatic differentials of white blood cells and red morphology, and software for education and quality assurance of differentials. The company's associates have expertise in advanced imaging analysis, artificial intelligence, and automated microscopy. The company headquarters are in Lund, Sweden. The company also has subsidiaries in Florida, USA, Toronto, Canada and Yokohama, Japan. For more information, visit www.cellavision.com. CellaVision's share is listed on First North Premier at the OMX Stockholm Stock Exchange. The company's Certified Advisor is Remium AB.
About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/usa.
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