Framingham Firm Announces Joint Venture With Chinese Diagnostics Company

FRAMINGHAM – SCIEX Diagnostics, the in vitro diagnostics division of SCIEX, a global leader in mass spectrometry in the life sciences industry, announced tyesterday, November 13, that it has formed a joint venture with Zhejiang Dian Diagnostics, a leading research, development and supply of medical diagnostic products and services in China.

The parties plan to jointly establish a joint venture in Hangzhou, China to develop, register, manufacture, and commercialize Class I, II and III in vitro diagnostic reagents for the SCIEX Triple Quad™ 4500MD LC-MS/MS system, a solution that was approved by the China Food and Drug Administration earlier this year.

By combining SCIEX LC-MS/MS and assay development expertise, with Dian’s laboratory network, cold chain logistics, and China-IVD manufacturing expertise, it is expected that the partnership will accelerate China’s clinical laboratory program and make diagnostic and wellness testing more widespread in the region.

As one of the leading diagnostic companies in China, Dian’s diagnostic network stretches to more than 30 laboratories, covering almost all of mainland China, processing more than 100,000 clinical samples per day. o advance clinical diagnostics in China, Dian has also established “precision treatment centers” with high-end “Tier 3” medical institutions, and has a developed a comprehensive service for secondary-level “Tier 2” hospitals and beyond.

“Modern-day China contends with many lifestyle factors that can lead to illness. Our aim is to provide wellness testing resources that can help hospitals identify potential health risks before they become chronic,” said Inese Lowenstein, President of SCIEX, in a press release. “Dian has established many product channels with its wide coverage of high-end medical resources, and this venture will further enrich their existing in vitro diagnostic product lines to enable hospital labs to expand their testing capabilities, and perform tests that they previously were not able to.”

“It is an important decision and major breakthrough for Dian to collaborate with SCIEX to promote the industrialization and localization of clinical mass spectrometry,” said Hai bin Chen, Chairman Zhenjang Dian Diagnostics, in a media release. “This joint venture is the first of its kind in China, and by also working closely with CFDA and Health and Family Planning Commission, we believe it will have a profound influence on the future of wellness and diagnostic testing in China.”

A ceremony celebrating the venture took place at Zhejiang Dian Diagnostics headquarters in Hangzhou, China, on November 11, attended by SCIEX senior leadership executives.

 

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