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Gyros and Tekon Biotech sign distribution agreement
Gyros AB, a leader in utilization of microfluidic technologies to miniaturize and automate immunoassays, has appointed Tekon Biotech as exclusive distributor of its nanoliter-scale immunoassay platform GyrolabTM xP in China, Taiwan & Hong Kong. Tekon Biotech is a leading distributor to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic laboratories.

Gyros' immunoassay platform (www.gyros.com) is used by major biopharmaceutical companies and their service providers worldwide to improve productivity and efficiency during the development of biotherapeutics and vaccines, boosting time-critical workflows and helping to meet regulatory demands. The platform comprises Gyrolab xP workstation, control and evaluation software, and the unique microfluidic Gyrolab Bioaffy CDs in which immunoassay steps are integrated and run at nanoliter scale.

"We are impressed with Tekon's reputation for service and technical support in the region, and with a customer base including all major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in China, as well as the top 50 universities, Tekon is an ideal partner," said Dan Calvo, CEO, Gyros AB. "The acceptance of our nanoliter-scale immunoassay platform continues to grow within the global biopharmaceutical industry, and we are delighted that Tekon will be helping to build our network of customers in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong."

"We are excited to represent Gyros in China," said David Hadfield, CEO, Tekon Biotech in Shanghai. "With the tremendous growth in Biologics in China, plus increased demand for PK/PD and ADA testing, we see great potential for the Gyrolab platform and it's advances in miniaturized, automated immunoassays."

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