CML HealthCare Inc. Implements Sysmex HST-N(TM) Total Hematology Automation
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- CML HealthCare
Inc. (TSX:CLC) (the "Company" or "CML"), a leading community-based
provider of laboratory and medical imaging services in Ontario and
British Columbia, today announced that it has entered into an
exclusive Vendor Supply and Capital Equipment Service Agreement (the
"Agreement") with Sysmex Canada, Inc. ("Sysmex"), the Canadian
subsidiary of Sysmex Corporation, a global leader in clinical
laboratory systemization and solutions. Under the Agreement, CML will
purchase three Sysmex HST-N(TM) Total Hematology Automation System
lines which will be fully implemented and operational by the second
quarter of 2013. The Sysmex automated hematology lines will provide
CML with the benefits of enhanced clinical opportunities, increased
capacity, and improved operational efficiencies.
"Our decision to acquire Sysmex's automated hematology system is
consistent with our stated strategy of focusing on core competencies
in laboratory services. Sysmex will allow us to increase our capacity
and improve efficiency while reducing our annual operating costs,"
said Thomas Wellner, President and CEO of CML. "In addition to its
world-class technology, Sysmex is an ideal partner in providing a
comprehensive set of resources and services including implementation,
performance monitoring, and ongoing learning. We are proud to utilize
Sysmex's advanced clinical diagnostic tools to establish leading
practices at our central laboratory to help us support the delivery
of quality, timely, and cost-effective healthcare to Ontarians."
"As a leading manufacturer of hematology analyzers, Sysmex is
committed to advancing healthcare. We do this by taking a strong look
at our customers' needs from a forward-looking perspective. Our
ability to anticipate change, coupled with our long-term stability,
enables us to provide hematology solutions that help clinical
laboratories such as CML improve their operations in response to
market demands," said Carl Rocha, General Manager, Sysmex Canada,
Inc. "We trust our reliable automated hematology solutions will
enable CML to achieve its goals while withstanding increasing
workload demands and testing complexity of an aging population," said
Sysmex offers reliable, scalable automation and IT solutions that
provide opportunities for broad spectrum hematology laboratories to
increase efficiency for laboratories of varying volumes. Sysmex's
decision support software for clinical laboratory, Sysmex WAM(TM),
complements this scale of testing by managing and standardizing
clinical results across a single testing site, or as an
enterprise-wide solution to connect multiple testing sites or sites
with multiple systems.
About Sysmex Canada, Inc.
Sysmex Canada, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysmex America,
Inc., is the Canadian headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe,
Japan). Sysmex is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization
and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and
information systems. Serving customers for over 40 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.
About CML HealthCare Inc.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. is Canada's
leading community-based, medical diagnostic services provider
operating 140 laboratory collection centres in Ontario, 83 imaging
centres in Ontario and British Columbia, and a reference laboratory
in Ontario focused on specialized coagulation testing for customers
worldwide. CML is publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol "CLC" and has approximately 89.8 million common shares
outstanding. For more information, please visit www.cmlhealthcare.com
or follow CML on Twitter @cmlhealthcare.
CML HealthCare Inc.
Alice Dunning, MBA, CFA
Director, Corporate Communications
(905) 565-0043 ext. 3472
(905) 565-2844 (FAX)
Sysmex Canada, Inc.
Manager, Media & Events
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