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OGT expands direct sales and support infrastructure in Europe

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Customers to benefit from Sysmex鈥檚 extensive operational footprint
 
Oxford, UK 鈥 3rd July 2018. Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company, has announced that it is now directly selling Cytocell Fluorescence In Situ Hybridisation (FISH) products through several established affiliates of Sysmex Corporation in Europe following its acquisition last year. The move is a testament to the ongoing successful integration of the two companies and commitment to combine efforts to support and serve end users. Cytocell customers in Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia began benefitting from Sysmex鈥檚 established sales and support infrastructure on 1st May, with customers in France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg joining them on 1st July, 2018. 
 
As one of the top 10 IVD companies worldwide, Sysmex is well-respected and established in the field of haematology and urinalysis and has a growing focus on life sciences, pathology and personalised medicine. OGT鈥檚 Cytocell brand offers the widest range of high-quality, reliable, and cost-effective FISH probes on the market. Cytocell is well known for its comprehensive range, exceptional customer support, service, and expertise. Since the acquisition of OGT by Sysmex last year, the companies have been working hard to develop both commercial and product synergies across their portfolios with a strong focus on growth in molecular diagnostics. OGT is also collaborating with Sysmex to develop an automated FISH testing system, combining OGT鈥檚 FISH reagent expertise with Sysmex鈥檚 instrumentation technology.
 
Spencer Howell, Executive VP Sales at OGT, commented, 鈥淲e鈥檙e delighted that our Cytocell customers can now access the benefits of the excellent Sysmex sales and support services in Europe. Sysmex is committed to growing our Cytocell portfolio with new products and by combining its expertise in instrumentation with ours in FISH probe design. Providing our products through the large, experienced, Sysmex sales network and excellent support infrastructure will enable us to grow the business in new areas鈥攏amely molecular diagnostics鈥攖o provide even more innovative products and solutions for our customers鈥
 
OGT anticipates it will also sell its CytoSure™ microarray and SureSeq™ next generation sequencing (NGS) product portfolio through Sysmex in the near future.
For more information please visit www.cytocell.com/contact.
 
For further information, please contact:
Oxford Gene Technology, Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road, Begbroke, Oxfordshire, OX5 1PF, U.K.
T: +44 (0) 1865 856826 ;
F: +44 (0) 1865 848684
 
About Oxford Gene Technology
Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) provides world-class genetics research solutions to leading clinical and academic research institutions. Founded by Professor Sir Edwin Southern, and with customers in over 60 countries worldwide, OGT has a strong reputation and increasing share in the large and growing genomic medicine market. The Company鈥檚 Cytocell®, CytoSure™ and SureSeq™ range of fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), microarray and next generation sequencing (NGS) products deliver high-quality genetic analysis, enabling accurate identification and confirmation of the causative variation underlying genetic disease. OGT was acquired by Sysmex Corporation (Sysmex), a Japanese in vitro diagnostic company in June 2017. The acquisition of OGT expands Sysmex鈥檚 life science business and reinforces its initiatives towards personalised medicine.
 
For more information on the Company, please visit our website at www.ogt.com
 
CytoSure™, SureSeq™ and myProbes®: For Research Use Only, not for use in diagnostic procedures. Cytocell: Some products may not be available in your region.
 
About Sysmex Corporation
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 50 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 8,000 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 www.sysmex.co.jp/en/.
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