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Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics (Tarrytown, NY) and Sysmex America, Inc. Extend Distribution Agreement Collaboration Shows Commitment to Delivery of Urinalysis Solutions and Systems



10/16/2007 8:34:05 AM

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and MUNDELEIN, Ill., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics (www.siemens.com/diagnostics) and Sysmex America, Inc. (www.sysmex.com/usa) today announced the extension of their distribution agreement for automated urine sedimentation analyzers for an additional year. As part of this new agreement, Siemens will sell and distribute the Sysmex UF-100i(TM) fully automated urine cell analyzer and related ADVIA(R) Urinalysis WorkCell in Canada and Puerto Rico.

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Siemens and Sysmex America are committed to building future offerings that add clinical value and streamline urinalysis testing. The agreement enables combined technologies to provide a highly regarded, fully automated urine chemistry analyzer with a fully automated urine sediment analyzer to equip lab personnel with complete walk-away testing from start to finish.

"Siemens is a clear global leader in diagnostic urinalysis," said Arnd Kaldowski, senior vice president, Point of Care Business, Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics. "The expansion of this successful collaboration reinforces our commitment to building offerings that add clinical value and streamline urinalysis testing. Together with Sysmex America we will continue to offer superior workflow solutions for the automated and integrated urine testing market."

"We believe the continuance of our working relationship with Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics will serve our companies' laboratory customers to improve their operational efficiencies within the framework of a challenging healthcare environment," said John Kershaw, president, Sysmex America, Inc.

The Siemens urinalysis product portfolio is one of the most widely used in the world, and delivers important clinical information for many medical conditions and diseases such as kidney function, urinary tract infections, carbohydrate metabolism, and liver function. Sysmex's introduction of the world's first fully automated urine cell analyzer in 1995 has transformed urinalysis from a typically time-consuming and labor-intensive process to an unattended one.

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 35 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.

About Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics

Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics offers a broad portfolio of performance-driven diagnostic solutions that assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and management of disease. Products and services bring together the right balance of science, technology, and practicality across the healthcare continuum to empower medical professionals with the vital information they need to deliver better, more personalized healthcare to patients around the globe. Visit www.siemens.com/diagnostics.

About Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, healthcare information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes. Recent acquisitions in the area of in-vitro diagnostics - such as Diagnostic Products Corporation and Bayer Diagnostics - mark a significant milestone for Siemens as it becomes the first full service diagnostics company. Employing more than 41,000 people worldwide and operating in over 130 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 8.23 billion EUR, orders of 9.33 billion EUR and group profit of 1.06 billion EUR for fiscal 2006 (Sept. 30). Further information can be found by visiting www.usa.siemens.com/medical-pressroom.



CONTACT: Amanda Naiman of Siemens Medical Solutions, +1-610-448-4531,
amanda.naiman@siemens.com; or Tammy Kutz of Sysmex America, Inc.,
+1-847-996-4531, kutzt@sysmex.com


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