Gyros and GE Healthcare Life Sciences sign distribution agreement for Japan

12-Jul-2011

Brings the Gyros nanoliter-scale immunoassay platform to biopharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturers in Japan

Gyros AB, a leader in utilization of microfluidic technologies to miniaturize and automate immunoassays, announced today that GE Healthcare Life Sciences has become the sole distributor for the company’s nanoliter-scale immunoassay platform in Japan. The Gyros platform (www.gyros.com) is increasingly used by major biopharmaceutical companies and their service providers to improve productivity and efficiency during the development of biotherapeutics and vaccines, boosting time-critical workflows and helping to meet regulatory demands.

Commenting on the announcement, Erik Walldén, CEO at Gyros, said, “The growing acceptance of our nanoliter-scale immunoassay platform within the global biopharmaceutical industry makes it imperative that we are represented within the Japanese market. We believe that this agreement with GE Healthcare Life Sciences will be a key factor in our success. As well as the clear commercial synergy between our product portfolios, we can be sure of providing the highest standards of service and support for our Japanese customers. We look forward to a highly successful collaboration.”

Hiroko Watanabe, General Manager GE Healthcare Life Sciences, Japan, added, “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Gyros which will help us expand our offering of value-added and innovative technologies to the biopharmaceutical industry in Japan. The Gyros immunoassay platform offers manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines the potential to make substantial improvements in productivity and is an excellent complement to our own extensive range of analytical technologies for the biopharmaceutical industry including Biacore™ and MicroCal™ systems.”


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Notes to editors:
About Gyros (www.gyros.com)

Gyros AB is the world leader in utilization of microfluidic technologies to miniaturize and automate immunoassays. The GyrosTM immunoassay platform increases productivity and efficiency during development of biotherapeutics and vaccines, saving time and labor. Major biopharmaceutical companies and their service providers utilize the Gyros platform to boost time-critical workflows and meet increasing regulatory demands.

Spanning the entire spectrum of immunoassays, the platform cuts the time to result significantly. Faster development times, and unattended running of assays at nano-liter scale, save labor and sample. The ease of assay transfer between sites and from development to regulated environments is unsurpassed in the industry.

The company is based in Uppsala, Sweden and has regional sales and support offices in the USA and Europe, and a growing network of distributors.