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VWR to Distribute SynX Diagnostics in Canada

NEW YORK, March 27 - VWR International has a signed a three-year contract with SynX to distribute its point-of-care diagnostic products in Canada, the SynX said today.


The agreement will begin April 1, and by mid-month VWR will begin selling SynX's myocardial-infarction test. "In the near term" the partnership also intends to launch point-of-care tests for traumatic brain injury and congestive heart failure.


Both firms are based on Toronto.

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