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Advion Inks Distribution Deal for Spain, Portugal and South America

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Advion today said that it has inked a distribution agreement with Konik Group covering Spain, Portugal, and South America, excluding Brazil.

Spain-based Konik will market and sell Advion's expression compact mass spectrometer systems in those countries, as well as provide service and support. Advion said that its European and global staff would provide additional support to the scientific instrument distributor.

Terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

"We have received significant market pull from Spain, Portugal and South America, and Konik is a well-respected partner in these areas allowing prospects and customers to have a local support network available to assist them in a timely manner," Vijay Gupta, VP of international business development and support for Advion said in a statement. He noted Konik's presence in the liquid and gas chromatography and mass spec markets and called the firm "a uniquely qualified partner."

Advion recently signed an agreement with Valtex International for distribution of the expression compact mass spectrometer in Russia, which followed distribution pacts earlier in 2012 for Australia, Israel, India, and China.

It also signed an agreement with Agilent Technologies in December integrating the expression compact mass spec with Agilent's liquid chromatography systems.