Nikon Instruments, Inc. Expands Partnership With Research Instruments Limited

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MELVILLE, N.Y., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the interest of delivering a more seamless experience for microscope users working in the fields of in-vitro fertilization and assisted reproductive technology, Nikon Instruments Inc. today announced an expansion of its long-term partnership with Research Instruments Limited (RI), to become its exclusive hardware distributor in the U.S.

Nikon has a deep history in the IVF field (the first test-tube baby was conceived using Nikon equipment). Coupled with the company's expertise in selling and servicing systems, a joint marketing distributorship with RI will provide those working in this area of science a natural place for finding seamless and integrated operating systems, service and support.

"The innovation and quality for which RI is known, paired with Nikon's easy-to-use software, will result in products that users can begin working with almost immediately," said Stephen Ross, Ph.D., General Manager of Product and Marketing at Nikon Instruments, Inc. "Nikon excels at bringing products to market that are ergonomic, easy-to-use, and don't distract our scientists from their critical work. This joint marketer distributorship speaks to that mission and we're excited to now work with RI in the U.S."

The two products to benefit from the partnership include RI's Saturn 5™ and Integra 3™ systems, which were recently upgraded in time for the Nikon partnership and to work seamlessly on Nikon's inverted microscope platform. Features such as Saturn's moveable laser feature and Integra's advanced Thermosafe™ heating system maintain sample quality, increase precision, and streamline ease of use. This reflects the companies' shared focus on delivering an enhanced, intuitive user experience to all customers.

"After twenty years of working together outside of the U.S., we know Nikon will act as an ideal partner that shares our same goals and high standards," said Bill Brown, Managing Director at RI. "This is the natural progression of our close working relationship, with the result of bringing customers with the highest service and support."

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Nikon Instruments Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical applications. Now in its 96th year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge instruments include microscopes, digital imaging products and software. Nikon Instruments is one of the microscopy and digital imaging arms of Nikon Inc., the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology. For more information, visit Product-related inquiries may be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON.

About Research Instruments Limited

Research Instruments Ltd (RI) is a progressive and dynamic international company based in the UK, specializing in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge technology and medical devices for the field of IVF. RI has been in business for over 50 years, leading the field in specialist hardware, technology and consumables for the fertility sector and more recently the Life Sciences. RI's headquarters are located in Cornwall, England and from there we deal globally through a network of 80 distributors.

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