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Applied Photophysics Ltd.. (5/15/18). "Press Release: Applied Photophysics Signs Agreements with Alfatest and Paralab to Expand Distribution in Europe". Surrey, Rome & Valborn.

Region Region Spain (España)
Organisations Organisation Applied Photophysics Ltd.
  Organisation 2 Alfatest (IT)
Product Product  SX stopped-flow spectrometer
Index terms Index term Alfatest (IT)–Applied Photophysics: analytical instruments, 201805– distribution of Chirascan CD + SX stoppe-flow systems in Italy by Alfatest
  Index term 2 Paralab (PT)–Applied Photophysics: analytical instruments, 201805– distribution of Chirascan CD + SX stoppe-flow systems in ES +PT by Paralab
Persons Person Madden, Louise (HEL Group 202302 CEO formerly Applied Photophysics 201805 CEO)
  Person 2 Soares, Rui (Paralab 201805 CEO)

Distributors will supply Chirascan circular dichroism spectrometers and SX stopped-flow spectrometers to Italy, Portugal and Spain

Applied Photophysics, a leading provider of systems for biophysical characterization of biomolecules, today announced that it has signed distribution agreements with scientific equipment distributors, Paralab and Alfatest. The distributors will supply both academic and biopharmaceutical labs in Southern Europe with Applied Photophysics’ Chirascan™ circular dichroism (CD) systems and SX-range of stopped-flow spectrometers. These distribution agreements follow a year of multiple key appointments to the Company’s management, sales and support teams, reflecting Applied Photophysics’ ongoing commitment to expanding its position in the biophysical characterization market and maintaining its reputation for providing customers with excellent levels of service and scientific support.

The Company’s current product portfolio includes the Chirascan platform, which uses CD to reveal changes in the higher order structure and stability of proteins - essential in cutting-edge research and during the development of innovator drugs and biosimilars, and the SX-range of stopped-flow spectrometers for kinetic studies of fast biological reactions. Paralab will supply Applied Photophysics spectrometers to Spain and Portugal, and Alfatest will distribute across Italy.

Louise Madden, CEO, Applied Photophysics, said: “Both Alfatest and Paralab are reputable distributors experienced in selling high-value scientific equipment to academia and the biopharmaceutical industry in Italy, Portugal and Spain. These distributors will help bring our CD and stopped-flow instrumentation to more customers in Europe, supporting our plans to significantly scale-up operations and coverage as we continue to grow the Company.”

Valentino Polchi, General Manager, Alfatest, Italy said: “For more than 30 years, Alfatest have been distributing scientific equipment dedicated to the characterization of biomolecules and materials, providing our customers with leading technologies and high-level technical and application support. Applied Photophysics’ stopped-flow spectrometers are acknowledged globally as the gold standard for kinetic studies. These together with their new generation of Chirascan CD systems are in complete synergy with our existing biosciences portfolio. We look forward to helping our customers access these leading solutions.

Rui Soares, CEO, Paralab, Spain said: “Paralab is attentive to the growing needs of the market and responds by offering integrated and innovative services. Using our experience of over 25 years in scientific equipment distribution, our team provides researchers with customized and innovative solutions, training, and high-quality after-sales support, qualities that coordinate well with Applied Photophysics.”

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Louise Madden
Applied Photophysics

Valentino Polchi
General Manager

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About Applied Photophysics

Applied Photophysics is a leading provider of systems and accessories for the biophysical characterization of biomolecules. The Company’s SX-range of stopped-flow spectrometers, used to monitor changes in absorbance and fluorescence during fast biological reactions, is acknowledged globally as the gold standard for kinetic studies. Headquartered in the UK, with offices in Boston and Shanghai, Applied Photophysics has been established for more than 40 years. In 2005, the Company introduced the first Chirascan™ system, using the phenomenon of circular dichroism (CD) to characterize changes in protein structure and stability. Since then, the Company has continued to incorporate its in-depth knowledge and understanding of CD into a range of Chirascan products that are used in cutting-edge research and to support the development of innovator drugs and biosimilars in the biopharmaceutical industry. Compared to conventional CD instruments, the new generation of Chirascan systems ensures that every scientist gets the most from every CD analysis.

About Alfatest

Alfatest distributes scientific equipment dedicated to the characterization of materials and biomolecules, providing its customers with leading technologies and high-level technical and applicative support based on a 30 years’ experience. In addition, the contract analysis laboratory AlfatestLab is available to anyone for training, demonstrations, method development, and general scientific support for all our technologies.

About Paralab and

Paralab was founded in 1992 as a distributor of scientific equipment for laboratory and industrial applications. Based on the experience of a staff of specialized professionals, with in-depth knowledge in several analytical and automation areas, Paralab offers customized and innovative solutions and a high level of after-sales support in both training and follow-up of its clients.

Attentive to the growing needs of the market where it operates, Paralab responds in a complete and integrated way. In addition to the provision of solutions and equipment, the company offers systems design, design and integration services at laboratory and industrial scale.

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