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Malvern Instruments Extends Direct Operations In Japan



8/3/2010 12:07:35 PM

3 August 2010: Malvern, UK: Malvern Instruments is extending its direct operations in Japan and has concluded an agreement with Sysmex Corporation, the current distributor of its laboratory-based particle characterization systems, to transfer responsibility for sales and support to Malvern Instruments Japan. Malvern Instruments Japan, which is based in Kobe, was established in February 2003 to manage Malvern’s process business in the region. From 1st October 2010 an expanded organisation will provide sales, technical and applications support across the entire range of Malvern’s particle characterization systems.

Malvern Instruments and Sysmex Corporation have enjoyed a long and successful association in Japan, where Sysmex has been Malvern’s exclusive distributor for the company’s particle characterization systems since 1998.

“I’d like to pay tribute and extend my sincere thanks to the whole team at Sysmex, who have provided incredibly loyal support to Malvern and our products for more than a decade,” said Paul Walker, Managing Director of Malvern Instruments. “In recent years our business has grown substantially and our product and technology portfolios have undergone considerable diversification. As the market in Japan continues to mature, it makes sound business sense for us to further extend our direct operation and to manage our particle characterization business through a single organization, as we do elsewhere.”

Hisashi Ietsugu, President and CEO of Sysmex Corporation, is looking forward to a continuing collaboration with Malvern in the bioscience arena. “Sysmex and Malvern have enjoyed more than ten years of fruitful business collaboration, a period in which there have been considerable developments in the market,” he said. “Following a recent strategic review, we decided it was in the best interests of both companies to transfer the industrial sales and support activities to Malvern. I am very pleased, however, that we will continue our partnership in developing particle characterization instruments for the bio-science community, a very exciting area for future development.”

For further information about Malvern Instruments Japan please visit: www.malvern.jp or contact:

Malvern Instruments Japan, South Bldg 658 Kobe International Business Center, 5-5-2 Minatojimaminami-machi Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi Hyogo Prefecture 650-0047, Japan Tel: +81 (0) 78 306 3806 Fax: +81 (0) 78 306 3807

Malvern and Malvern Instruments are registered trademarks of Malvern Instruments Ltd

About Malvern Instruments Malvern Instruments is a market leader in measuring performance controlling material properties. These include particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, molecular weight, size and conformation, rheological properties and chemical distribution. Malvern delivers the systems, support and expertise that ensure the analytical integrity and productivity needed to drive research, development and manufacturing.

Malvern’s measurement solutions for scientists, technologists and engineers advance continually through customer collaboration. Complementary materials characterization systems deliver inter-related measurements that reflect the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Combining intelligently implemented technologies with in-depth industry applications knowledge and support, Malvern provides customers with the competitive advantage they demand.

Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Korea and Japan, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world. www.malvern.com

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 40 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 gene and protein analysis. The company, headquartered in Kobe, Japan, has subsidiaries in North America, Latin America, Europe, China and Asia Pacific and employs more than 4,000 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 http://www.sysmex.co.jp/en/

For press information, please contact: Trish Appleton Kapler Communications Knowledge Centre Wyboston Lakes Great North Road Wyboston Bedfordshire MK44 3BY, UK Tel: +44 (0)1480 479280; Fax: +44 (0)1480 470343 trish@kapleronline.com

USA contact: Marisa Fraser Malvern Instruments Inc. 117 Flanders Road Westborough MA 01581-1042 USA Tel: +1 508 768 6400 Fax: +1 508 768 6403 marisa.fraser@malvern.com

Please send sales enquiries to: Alison Vines Malvern Instruments Ltd Enigma Business Park Grovewood Road Malvern Worcestershire WR14 1XZ UK Tel: +44 (0) 1684 892456; Fax: +44 (0) 1684 892789 salesinfo@malvern.com


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