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Thermo Fisher Scientific to Supply OPTEC LLC with Cancer Diagnostic Instrumentation

Published: Monday, February 01, 2010
Last Updated: Monday, February 01, 2010
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OPTEC LLC will provide the diagnostic instrumentation to hospitals across Russia as part of a national oncological program.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced a distribution partnership with OPTEC LLC, a provider of medical, surgical, microscopic and industrial metrology solutions in the territory of the Russian Federation and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).

OPTEC LLC will provide Thermo Scientific Anatomical Pathology cancer diagnostic instrumentation to hospitals across Russia as part of a national oncological program.

Malignant neoplasm is the second most prevalent cause of death in Russia, with approximately 480,000 new cases diagnosed annually. More than 2.5 million patients are registered in cancer departments across the country, representing 1.8 percent of the entire population. The national oncological program was introduced to promote early diagnosis and timely treatment of the disease. It is estimated that the program will decrease the death rate from cancer by 4 percent by 2012.

OPTEC LLC has won eight of the 11 contracts tendered for the right to deliver advanced equipment to Russian cancer departments as part of the oncological program. The agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific enables OPTEC LLC to supply hospitals in Moscow, Penza, Kirov, Volgograd and Voronezh with more than $2 million of Thermo Scientific Anatomical Pathology cancer diagnostic technology.

The Thermo Scientific Excelsior ES, a tissue processor, is one of the solutions OPTEC will deliver. It offers the capability to carry out automatic, xylene-free tissue processing with tissue quality.

OPTEC LLC will also distribute the Thermo Scientific Cytospin 4 Cytocentrifuge. The instrument can provide thin-layer preparations from any liquid matrix, especially hypocellular fluids such as spinal fluids and urines. Featuring a sealed head in a microbiological cabinet, the system ensures the highest operational safety before, during and after sample preparation.

In addition, OPTEC LLC will supply the Thermo Scientific Varistain Gemini ES and Thermo Scientific Shandon Varistain 24-4 automated slide stainers that have been designed to maximize efficiency by organizing the staining workflow of laboratories. The program will also see the Thermo Scientific Microm HM550DC cryostat being made available, offering users consistency and reliability in performing frozen sections.


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