Sysmex Renews Agreement to Distribute EasyCell assistant Hematology Imaging System from Medica

 Sysmex Renews Agreement to Distribute EasyCell assistant Hematology Imaging
                              System from Medica

PR Newswire

BEDFORD, Mass., June 28, 2013

BEDFORD, Mass., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sysmex America Inc., the wholly
owned U.S. subsidiary of Sysmex Corporation, has announced they have renewed
their agreement with Medica Corporation to distribute Medica's EasyCell^®
assistant for digital cell image analysis in hematology laboratories.

The EasyCell assistant analyzer automates and simplifies the cell differential
process by locating and pre-classifying white blood cells. It is ideal for
small to mid-size hospital laboratories desiring greater productivity, more
accurate results, and better quality of care.

"We are pleased to provide automated cell image analysis to our mid-market
customers," said Ralph Taylor, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Business
Development and Medical Affairs, Sysmex. "With its fast learning curve, simple
operation, and remote connectivity for real-time collaboration between
clinicians, the EasyCell assistant is ideal for hematology laboratories
desiring faster turnaround times, ease of use and maintenance, and reduced
training requirements. Sysmex is fully committed to delivering a comprehensive
automation solution to labs of any size to help them meet the challenges of
increased testing, declining reimbursement and ongoing staff shortages. The
EasyCell assistant brings a new level of automation to mid market labs that
can help clinicians streamline their work by evaluating patient needs more

Medica's cell imaging analyzer may reduce technologist review times by up to
50% compared to microscopes while helping the technologist achieve improved
accuracy and efficiency.

"The EasyCell assistant supports the technologist by substantially cutting the
time required to perform manual blood cell differentials and correctly
classify normal cells," said Robert Hagopian, President and CEO, Medica
Corporation. "It enables the technologist to quickly review the suggested
classifications and then devote more time to the analysis of abnormal cells."

EasyCell assistant offers true walkaway automation

The EasyCell assistant employs sophisticated optical pattern recognition
software to automatically locate white cells on a blood smear. It digitally
stores their images, pre-classifies them, and then presents them for review —
grouped by cell type — on an LCD display. The assistant also presents images
of red cells and platelets, enabling red cell morphology and platelet
estimates. With its 30-position carousel, the EasyCell assistant offers true
walk-away operation and a stat slide port permits immediate testing without
disrupting a sample run.

Optional EasyCell Remote Review Software allows the networking of multiple
EasyCell assistant workstations, both onsite and in outside clinics and
practices. This unique feature facilitates the review of files and immediate
collaboration and image access for technologists and pathologists.

Sysmex America offers the EasyCell assistant through it sales channels in the
United States. For more information about the EasyCell assistant, download a
copy of "How Automation is Revolutionizing White Cell Differential Analysis"
from the Medica Corporation website at Or,
request a copy by calling Medica Corporation toll-free at 1-800-777-5983.

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 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

About Medica Corporation

Medica Corporation is a leading provider of easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain,
low-cost blood testing analyzers. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the
company is focused on the global need to reduce the cost and improve the
quality of health care. Medica's products include the EasyRA^® clinical
chemistry analyzer, EasyLyte^® electrolyte analyzer, EasyBloodGasä analyzer
and the EasyCell^® assistant for hematology. For more information, visit

EasyRA, EasyLyte and EasyCell are registered trademarks of Medica Corporation.

SOURCE Medica Corporation

Contact: Medica Corporation: Don Goncalves, 781-793-9380,; Sysmex America: Tonua Fedusenko,
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