MONTPELIER, France and BEDFORD, Mass., May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HORIBA Medical and Medica Corporation announced today that they have entered into a non-exclusive agreement for the worldwide distribution of the EasyCell assistant digital hematology cell imaging system for use in hospitals and clinical laboratories. The EasyCell assistant improves productivity by automatically locating white cells on a blood smear and pre-classifying them on a display, grouped by cell type. The system also displays images of red cells and platelets for performance of red cell morphology and platelet estimates.
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"The addition of the EasyCell to HORIBA Medical's hematology product line makes it possible for a wide range of clinical laboratories to realize the efficiencies resulting from automated digital cell differential analysis of stained slides using pattern recognition technology. Medica is pleased to be HORIBA Medical's partner in this effort," said Robert W. Hagopian, President, Medica Corporation.
In addition to assisting technologists with cell classification, the EasyCell features Remote Viewing Software for sharing of cell images throughout the hospital and Competency Review Software for training of medical technologists in the hematology laboratory.
"The EasyCell assistant is an important addition to our hematology product range and is a good match with our five-part differential hematology instrument portfolio," said Olivier Pou, Corporate Marketing Director, HORIBA Medical. "The addition of the Medica EasyCell assistant to our product offering makes it possible for HORIBA Medical to provide a complete range of advanced technology to our hematology customers, worldwide."
About Medica Corporation
Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Medica Corporation uses its proprietary technology to manufacture easy-to-use, low-cost, blood testing analyzers. The analyzers are uniquely easy to operate and service and therefore can be used routinely by personnel with a wide range of skill levels in hospital laboratories. Additional information about Medica Corporation can be found at www.medicacorp.com.
About HORIBA Medical
HORIBA Medical provides an extensive and complete line of hematology and clinical chemistry analyzers (including reagents) for use in In-Vitro medical diagnostics. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Medical brand. Today, more than 30,000 laboratories are using HORIBA Medical's solutions around the world.
EasyCell is a registered trademark of Medica Corporation
CONTACT: Doug Moe Medica Corporation 800.777.5983 dmoe@Medicacorp.com