Paris (France), November 5, 2013 – IMSTAR is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Quorum Technologies (Guelph, ON, Canada) for the distribution and sales of its Pathfinder™ product line in the Canadian market.
Under the terms of the agreement, Quorum Technologies becomes IMSTAR’s exclusive partner in Canada and will integrate IMSTAR’s Pathfinder™ products into complete solutions dedicated to serving the needs of the cellular imaging / in-vitro diagnostic market in Canada. The partnership brings together IMSTAR’s decades of experience and expertise in developing leading edge cellular imaging software with Quorum’s decades of experience and expertise in integrating complete solutions for research or industrial customers.
“Quorum is excited to have the opportunity to introduce the Canadian market to the innovative solutions that have been developed by IMSTAR,” said John Arbuckle, President and CEO of Quorum Technologies. “The range of fully automated, high-throughput, cellular assays will benefit both biomedical research and those companies monitoring environmental toxicology in Canada.”
“We are very pleased to count Quorum Technologies as a new partner” said Françoise Soussaline, IMSTAR’s President & CEO. “Quorum is a high caliber organization with a great team and significant market knowledge. We believe that our association will bring significant value to Canadian customers”.
About Quorum Technologies Inc.
Quorum Technologies Inc. is a private, Canadian owned enterprise located in Guelph, Ontario. The company develops and integrates scientific instruments and is the leading provider of Spinning Disc Confocal Microscopy solutions in Canada, with over 45 of these installations across the country. Quorum dedicates over 30 years of experience integrating microscope components to meet the goals of the scientific community and holds over half a dozen patents with several others in process. Through a variety of technology transfer relationships with Canadian universities, Quorum is helping to bring new innovative technologies to market for use in preclinical research, drug development and personalized medicine. For more information about Quorum Technologies Inc., please visit: www.quorumtechnologies.com/
About IMSTAR S.A.
IMSTAR (Paris, France) is a high-technology company offering complete solutions for fully automated high-throughput cellular assays analysis in the fields of genetic toxicity & environmental toxicity for compound screening and bio-monitoring, clinical cytopathology & cytogenetic and drug discovery. IMSTAR’s team includes world experts in various scientific fields: automated systems, biophysics, physics, applied mathematics, cellular biology and cytopathology.
IMSTAR was founded in 1985 by Dr. Françoise Soussaline, President & CEO, as a spin-off of the Biology Department of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). In 1997, IMSTAR launched the first automated, quantitative and cost effective Image Cytometer based on its proprietary PathFinder™ Technology.
Over 1000 Pathfinder™ systems have been installed in the world to date, including Europe, North America and Asia.