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Bucher Biotec to Distribute Cell Microsystems Single-Cell Sorting Tool in Switzerland

NEW YORK – Cell Microsystems said on Tuesday that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Bucher Biotec to distribute its image-based single-cell CellRaft AIR System in Switzerland.

Through the agreement, life science researchers in Switzerland will have better access to the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based Cell Microsystem's CellRaft AIR system instrument, consumables, and support. 

Cell Microsystem's CellRaft AIR System consists of individual "CellRafts" in a "CytoSort" array of microwells. The firm's platform uses real-time on-array image analysis of single-cell workflows.

Distribution of the CellRaft AIR System through Bucher Biotec began in November. 

"The CellRaft AIR System addresses the needs of researchers to visualize their cells, track and trace their growth, and match them to downstream molecular analyses," Marc Bucher, CEO of Bucher Biotec, said in a statement.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Demand for the CellRaft AIR system has been increasing across European markets, particularly in Switzerland," Gary Pace, CEO of Cell Microsystems, said in a statement. "We are pleased to have Bucher Biotec as our exclusive distributor in Switzerland, which allows us to reach new customers abroad and expand our business in a post-COVID world."

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