Sysmex and Siemens extend long-standing global partnership in hemostasis testing

Sysmex Corporation and Siemens Healthcare Laboratory Diagnostics announced on April 13, 2016 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.

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 INNOVANCE reagents and multiple new platforms for various laboratory settings, including the recent worldwide launch of the Sysmex CS-2500 System, and the U.S. launch of the Sysmex CS-5100 System 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.”