Nanopoint Inc., an award-winning
developer of cellTRAY® Fluidics and Imaging System products, is
announcing the strong network of Asian distributorships the Company is
building in order to provide the best-of-the-best customer sales and
service in the expanding life science markets throughout the Far East.
Nanopoint's carefully selected distributors in Korea, India, China,
Japan, Singapore and Taiwan will bring their valuable understanding of
Asia's diverse commercial cultures and help to expand the end-user base
of the Company's total range of cellTRAY products. Nanopoint's level of
precision for studying live cells is not available in any other
commercially available live cell imaging system.
The Asian distributors announced to-date include DayMoon
Industries of Korea;, DI Biotech LTD of Korea; JC Biotech of Korea; JK
Bio of Delhi, India; Joagene BioScience of Korea, Quantum Design China
of China; Quantum Design Japan of Japan; and Trade 21 Pte., LTD of
Singapore and SinWan Biotech LTD of Taiwan.
"We are honored that Nanopoint has contracted with such an
outstanding group of distributors to represent us in Asia. In today's
global marketplace, it's vitally important for us to have
representatives on-the-ground who understand and respect the business
culture of our clients and who deeply understand the technical
specifications and benefits of our cellTRAY family of products," said
Cathy Owen, Nanopoint's CEO. "Nanopoint is building a global brand; our
headquarters in Hawaii provides a strong geographic base for building
strategic market share in Asia as well as in the West--including the
Americas and Europe."
In June 2008, Nanopoint will formally launch its
cellTRAY® Imaging System Model CT-2000 and make its cellTRAY
Fluidics System Model CT-2000F commercially available for purchase.
Nanopoint's cellTRAY® Imaging System Model CT-2000 adds in all
the precision navigation and image acquisition capabilities for drug
screening and targeted nanoparticle delivery applications. The Model
CT-2000 offers the most advanced, on-microscope, environmental control
system available. The system allows experiments to run on an inverted
microscope for extended periods of time, enabling time-lapse imaging of
live cells over the course of several days.
Nanopoint's cellTRAYs have been carefully designed to enable
scientists to easily move from a Petri dish or microtiter plate style
of research to a more precise live cell imaging system. Each of the
products has been designed to allow a methodical migration to a
miniaturized research platform starting with the cellTRAY, a microscope
slide-sized high precision etched well device that can be used with any
laboratory equipment supporting slides, to the cellTRAY Imaging System
Model CT-1000 which is an add-on to an upright or inverted microscope,
to the cellTRAY Fluidics System Model CT-2000F and the cellTRAY Imaging
System Model CT-2000 which can be easily added to an inverted
microscope. Nanopoint's proprietary software provides the navigation,
camera, shutter and filter controls, auto-focus, and microfluidics
control necessary for today's demanding live cell imaging applications.