Sysmex America Inc, Lincolnshire, Ill, has signed a distribution agreement with Alifax Srl for its erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) products.

“Alifax ESR analyzers are an exciting addition to the Sysmex portfolio, with its extensive line of hematology analyzers and reagents,” says Ralph Taylor, executive vice president of Sysmex America Inc. “Innovative research and strong customer support are at the cornerstones of both Sysmex and Alifax, resulting in market-driven products.”

The Alifax Test 1 and Roller 20 family of automated analyzers provide ESR results in 20 seconds, according to the companies.

The agreement allows Sysmex to begin sales of Alifax analyzers into both North and South America. The company will be the exclusive distributor for Alifax ESR instruments and associated disposables, controls, and calibrators sold into the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with exclusivity beginning July 1 in the United States and Canada. The company will be a nonexclusive distributor of ESR instruments into Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.

“Alifax is pleased to extend our distribution reach through partnering with Sysmex in North and South America,” says Paolo Galiano, president of Alifax. “We look forward to working with SAI, a leader in hematology in this important region of the world, and growing our customer base in the Americas.”

For more information, visit Sysmex America.