Here’s a roundup of companies announcing new distribution deals.
- Viking Systems inks Mexican deal
Viking Systems Inc. (OTC:VKNG), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of 3D and 2D visualization solutions for complex minimally invasive surgery, entered a distribution agreement with Universal Medicalcare to sell its new 3DHD Vision System in Mexico. The agreement expands the Westborough, Mass.-based company’s footprint in the Latin American market, according to CEO Jed Kennedy. Universal Medicalcare is a medical products distribution company whose parent company, Universal Cargo, is one of the leading logistics companies in Mexico.
- BD launches rebranded Advanced Analytical Technologies microbe screening device
BD Biosciences and BD Diagnostics, two business segments of Becton, Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) announced the addition of the new BD FACSMicroCount flow cytometry system to the company’s industrial microbiology portfolio. BD obtained worldwide rights from Ames, Iowa-based Advanced Analytical Technologies Inc. to market the instrument, which was previously known as the Micro PRO Microbial Detection System. This BD FACSMicroCount system is designed to be suited for makers of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, beverages, probiotics, and home cleaning products, as well as water treatment facilities It screens for a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, yeast, mold, spirochetes, Mycoplasma, and parasite cysts. The system reduces the time to result and automates traditional methods, helping to reduce production cycles and achieve cost savings, especially in labor, inventory and warehouse costs.
- Amneal and Oculus collaborate on Microcyn-based drugs and devices
Amneal Enterprises, an affiliation of independent pharmaceutical marketing, discovery and development companies, and Oculus Innovative Sciences Inc. (NSDQ:OCLS), innovator and developer of products based upon the Microcyn Technology platform, announced that Amneal alliance members have formed a broad multi-year collaboration with Oculus to realize the development and commercial potential of Microcyn Technology. The companies are planning dermatological and chronic wound care indications for the technology, and the deal includes a $1 million upfront payment.
- General Dynamics plans collaboration with McKesson for military EHR
General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) subsidiary General Dynamics Information Technology entered into a letter of intent with McKesson Corp.’s (NYSE:MCK) McKesson Provider Technologies to collaborate in offering an Electronic Health Record solution known as the “Way Ahead” to the Dept. of Defense. The EHR solution can be used by each military service to maintain a centralized record for its medical beneficiaries and provides for a seamless transition from legacy systems and rapid incorporation of future innovations. McKesson Provider Technologies is part of McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and information-technology company and a leading provider of commercial EHR, patient/physician connectivity and health information exchange solutions. General Dynamics plans to leverage its systems integration expertise and DoD medical information-technology knowledge to develop a comprehensive, consolidated solution for DoD healthcare providers. The companies can deploy, sustain and support the distinct EHRs worldwide for dispersed personnel.