a wholly owned subsidiary of Microfluidics International Corporation, is a supplier
of advanced fluid processing equipment and reaction technology for laboratory,
pilot scale and manufacturing applications, and POWREX Corporation have entered
into an exclusive distributorship agreement whereby POWREX will market, sell
and service Microfluidizer(R) high shear fluid processors in the pharmaceutical,
biotechnology and energy industries throughout Japan.
Japan is the second-largest individual country pharmaceutical market in the
world, and is a clear leader in innovative energy technologies, including fuel
cells and photovoltaics. With this agreement, POWREX customers throughout Japan
will be able to take wider advantage of the unique benefits provided by Microfluidizer
high shear fluid processors to improve quality and efficiency in the lab as
well as production.
POWREX will distribute the entire line of Microfluidizer top-down processors,
which represents the widest range of pharmaceutical processors available, as
well as novel Microfluidics Reaction Technology (MRT) for bottom-up creation
of nanoparticles and efficient nanoencapsulation via continuous crystallization
and chemical reactions.
"Microfluidics is honored to partner with such a respected corporation
as POWREX," said Michael C. Ferrara, Microfluidics Chief Executive Officer.
"We believe Microfluidizer processors are the undisputed gold standard
in the biopharma industry, and MRT represents a tremendous opportunity particularly
for energy researchers. We believe POWREX is well positioned to bring these
technologies to a market eager for solutions."
Established in 1950 as Fuji Kikai Kohgyo Co, Ltd., and based in Hyogo, POWREX
has grown over the past half-century to become one of the largest processing
technologies companies in Japan. POWREX partners with its customers to deliver
value-added original powder processing solutions including hardware, software
and engineering services. By supplementing these core offerings with Microfluidics
technology, POWREX will provide a more complete suite of best-in-class processors
and scientific expertise to support customers' demanding research requirements.