Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced a three-year, dual source urinalysis contract agreement with Amerinet. Amerinet members have immediate purchasing/leasing access to Sysmex automated urine particle analyzers, reagents, controls, and service. Training and technical support for Amerinet members will be provided through Sysmex America's U.S. headquarters in Mundelein, Illinois. The contract which was awarded on technical merit and pricing also includes Sysmex e-Tools™, a comprehensive set of systems and resources that support a clinical laboratory's long-term success before, during and after instrument or system implementation. Amerinet is a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization that strategically partners with more than 41,000 healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve quality.
"We at Sysmex America are especially pleased to serve as Amerinet's partner in supporting their member-laboratories' needs to automate microscopic urinalysis – typically a very time-consuming endeavor when performed manually. We trust that Amerinet members will embrace the reliability and uptime of our instruments as they work to provide high quality, cost-effective patient care in a competitive healthcare environment," said John Kershaw, President & CEO, Sysmex America, Inc.
As proven with other laboratory disciplines, automation provides for standardized, high-quality results that can be reported in a timely fashion for urine samples as well. Sysmex developed the first fully automated urine cell analyzer in the world – the Sysmex UF-100™, making its debut in Japan in 1995 and in the United States in 1996. Since that time, Sysmex introduced its UF-1000i™ automated urine particle analyzer. The Sysmex UF-1000i combines the advanced technology of fluorescent flow cytometry with fully automated urine sample analysis, providing walk away capability and standardization.