05 November 2019: Sysmex Wins Awards in 2019 Kinki Local Commendations for Innovations

Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) received a Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize, and Encouragement Prizes for Inventions, at the Kinki* Local Commendation for Inventions, sponsored by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.

01 November 2019: Sysmex and OPTiM Reach a Basic Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Venture to Accelerate the Commercialisation of Digital Medicine to Support Next-Generation Healthcare and Diagnostics

Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) and OPTiM Corporation (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President: Shunji Sugaya) have announced a basic agreement to establish a joint venture for the planning, development, and operation of solution services utilising platforms and applications related to digital medicine, with the aim of accelerating the commercialisation of digital medicine.

30 October 2019: Industry, Government and Academia Jointly Establish a General Incorporated Association to Promote the Bioresource Business

Kobe University (Location: Kobe, Japan; President: Hiroshi Takeda), the city of Kobe (Location: Kobe, Japan; Mayor: Kizo Hisamoto), the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (Location: Kobe, Japan; President: Tasuku Honjo) and Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) announce the establishment of the BioResource Innovation Hub in Kobe (Location: Kobe, Japan; Representative Director: Kenji Tsujimoto; “BRIH-K”) as a general incorporated association formed through an industry–government–academia alliance.

16 October 2019: First Delphic V10 site goes live in August

Delphic V10 is now live across Counties Manukau and Waitemata District Health Boards in the Middlemore, Waitakere, and North Shore hospital laboratories. Installed on a central server, Delphic operates as a multi-lab environment allowing the laboratories to all run off a single instance of the LIS. This was the first upgrade to Delphic V10 and […]

25 September 2019: Development of a Fully Automated Measurement Method for Soluble Immune Checkpoint Molecules (sPD-1, sPD-L1 and sCTLA-4)

Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman & CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) and Kyoto University (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan; President: Juichi Yamagiwa) announce the development of a fully automated measurement method for soluble immune checkpoint molecules (sPD-1, sPD-L1 and sCTLA-4) through joint R&D conducted since 2013 by Sysmex and Tasuku Honjo, a distinguished professor at the Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Studies. The two parties will proactively conduct clinical research using this measurement method to create new diagnostic technologies for cancer and immune disease.

17 September 2019: Sysmex Selected for Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) announces that it has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), a leading global index of ESG investment, for the fourth consecutive year.

03 September 2019: Japan’s First Automated Hematology Analyzer Registered by the National Museum of Nature and Science as “Essential Historical Material for Science and Technology”

Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) announces that the CC-1001 automated hematology analyzer, which the Company developed as Japan’s first instrument for automatically measuring the number of red and white blood cells, has been registered by Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science (Director General: Yoshihiro Hayashi) as “Essential Historical Material for Science and Technology”, also known colloquially as “MIRAI Technology Heritage.”

07 August 2019: SPCA winter collection drive

With less than one percent government funding, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in New Zealand must depend on the kindness of the public to continue their fantastic work rescuing, rehabilitating and re-housing thousands of animals in need every year. Winter is a particularly difficult time for the SPCA as they […]

06 August 2019: Sysmex Launches its Sample Preparation System PS-10 in North America, a New Product to Make Clinical Flow Cytometry Testing More Efficient

Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman & CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) announces the launch of its PS-10 sample preparation system in the North American market from August 2019. By automating complicated sample preparation work for clinical laboratories, the PS-10 results in providing workflows which are more efficient and aids in standardizing clinical flow cytometry testing. Sysmex will move product development and assessment of the clinical utility with flow cytometry as analyzers forward, aiming for a global rollout of the entire clinical flow cytometry system including the PS-10.

04 August 2019: Sysmex Obtains First Manufacturing and Marketing Approval in Japan for Blood-Based RAS Gene Mutation Testing for Colorectal Cancer

Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) has obtained Japanese manufacturing and marketing approval for the OncoBEAM™1 RAS CRC Kit, used for blood-based circulating tumor DNA molecular testing of mutations in the RAS gene2 for colorectal cancer patients. This product is the first in vitro diagnostic reagent in Japan to be used for RAS gene mutation testing for colorectal cancer using liquid biopsy. Minimally invasive and simpler than conventional physical biopsies of tumor tissue, the new testing method provides detection results on a par with the use of tumor tissue.3 As a result, this testing method reduces the physical and mental burden on patients, expands testing opportunities, and contributes to the early-stage determination of treatment methods.

18 July 2019: Sysmex Receives the 44th Inoue Harushige Prize

Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu), has received the 44th Inoue Harushige Prize for its “hepatic fibrosis diagnostic technology using a new glycosylation marker,” which was developed through industry-academia collaboration. The presentation ceremony was held today, July 18, 2019, at the Industry Club of Japan.

12 June 2019: It’s Jammies in June

We got our first taste of winter at the beginning of June as temperatures dropped around the country. Thank goodness we all had lovely and warm pyjamas to keep us toasty. However, not everyone in NZ can say the same and so Sysmex New Zealand staff pitched in to collect pyjamas for the Jammies in […]

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