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Merck KGaA. (6/19/18). "Press Release: Merck Signs Exclusive Agreement with HistoCyte Laboratories to Distribute Pathology Technology". Darmstadt.

Region Region United States (USA)
Organisations Organisation Merck (DE) (Group)
  Organisation 2 HistoCyte Laboratories Ltd.
Products Product reference materials / standards (analytics/diagnostics)
  Product 2 pathology
Person Person Wirth, Jean-Charles (Merck (DE) 201708 Head of Applied Solutions business unit, Life Science)
     


> Merck to distribute cell line reference materials in U.S. and other select geographies

> Reference products available in cost-effective, easy-fit blocks for laboratory workflows

> Products to be available through e-commerce platform


Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with HistoCyte Laboratories Ltd, Tyne, U.K., to be the exclusive multinational distributor of the company’s portfolio of cell line reference products for immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization.

“This collaboration gives customers a cost-effective and practical solution to the problem of tissue heterogeneity,” said Jean-Charles Wirth, head of the Applied Solutions business unit, Life Science at Merck. “These reference materials strengthen Merck’s pathology portfolio and provide a robust and standardized means for customers to achieve greater confidence in their analyses.”

Under the agreement, Merck will employ its sales, marketing and e-commerce expertise to distribute HistoCyte Laboratories’ comprehensive range of pathology slide controls in the U.S. and other select geographies. Outside of these select geographies, HistoCyte Laboratories will continue to reach customers via its own channels. Financial details were not disclosed.

The unique cell preparations from HistoCyte Laboratories are not typical cell line preparations, Wirth noted. HistoCyte Laboratories’ slides mimic tissue morphology and protein expression much more than the average cell line slide product.

“This is important in pathology and clinical research labs where standardized tissue preparations may be in short supply, causing issues for reliable analysis and diagnosis, as well as cost,” Wirth added.

The controls will be available in cell microarray blocks, thereby fitting into laboratory workflows more easily. In block format, they are a more cost-effective standardized material for routine laboratories.

The founders of HistoCyte Laboratories have more than 30 years of experience in the in vitro diagnostics industry. Colin Tristram, who co-founded HistoCyte Laboratories with Ian Milton, said, “We are excited to have our products available and brand promoted within the U.S. and beyond by Merck. It allows us to focus on our direct market in the U.K. and Ireland, as well as concentrate on further product development.”

Merck’s collaboration with HistoCyte Laboratories immediately expands the U.K.-based company’s global reach. Moreover, HistoCyte Laboratories will have access into the U.S. pathology market through Merck, a leader in innovative Life Science products.


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For more information on products from HistoCyte Laboratories Ltd, visit www.histocyte.com.

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About Merck

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Almost 53,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2017, Merck generated sales of €15.3 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the “Merck” name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

   
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