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News Release - April 2, 2020
Haemonetics Acquires enicor GmbH to Expand Advanced Viscoelastic Testing PortfolioBOSTON, April 2, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE), a global medical technology company focused on delivering innovative hematology solutions to drive better patient outcomes, today announced that it has acquired enicor GmbH, a privately held manufacturer of a new generation whole blood coagulation testing system (ClotPro®), which is based in Munich, Germany. The ClotPro system is an innovative viscoelastic diagnostic device that offers more assays than any other hemostasis analyzer on the market. Under the terms of the transaction, Haemonetics has acquired all of the outstanding share capital of enicor GmbH.
"The enicor team and technology are a natural fit for Haemonetics' Hospital business," said Stew Strong, Haemonetics' President, Global Hospital. "The science behind the ClotPro analyzer and its related active tip™ technology will be assets as we drive our Innovation Agenda forward. The system's strength in lab-based testing coupled with the TEG® 5000 Hemostasis Analyzer and the TEG® 6s Hemostasis Analyzer's site-of-care technology helps us provide customers with a wide range of offerings in some of the most critical areas of medicine."
The ClotPro system offers a unique active tip technology that reduces the need for manual pipetting. This design significantly mitigates the potential for error and eliminates reagent handling, which, combined with its ease of use, provides more flexibility and increased throughput in lab-based and clinical settings. The ClotPro system received a CE Mark in 2019 and is currently available in select European and Asia Pacific markets. The ClotPro system is not available for use or sale in the United States.
"Our vision at enicor has always been to extend the diagnostic options for clinics worldwide with respect to the management of blood coagulation disorders," said Dr. Andreas Calatzis, CEO and founder of enicor GmbH. "With its leadership position in whole blood coagulation testing and its global reach, Haemonetics is the ideal company to accelerate clinical adoption and further develop our technology. This will also provide our employees with an even greater opportunity to deliver innovation while advancing care for healthcare providers and ultimately patients."
With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Calatzis has made significant contributions to the field of in vitro diagnostics (IVD). He will join Haemonetics as the Vice President, General Manager of enicor where he will work closely with Haemonetics' research and development and clinical functions.
Haemonetics (NYSE: HAE) is a global healthcare company dedicated to providing a suite of innovative hematology products and solutions for customers, to help them improve patient care and reduce the cost of healthcare. Our technology addresses important medical markets: blood and plasma component collection, the surgical suite and hospital transfusion services. To learn more about Haemonetics, visit www.haemonetics.com.
About enicor GmbH
To learn more about enicor GmbH, visit https://www.clot.pro/.
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