13/12/2010 12:00:00 AM Monday, December 13, 2010 -

    Clemex Technologies, Inc. (the Company) or (Clemex), announces that is has concluded an agreement with Leica Microsystems, Inc. for the distribution of microscopes for industrial applications in Canada. 

    The agreement, which grants Clemex the exclusive distribution of Leica Microsystems’ microscopy products in specific market segments for most of Canada, will become effective early February 2011. About the agreement, Clemex President and CEO, Mr. Clément Forget says, “We are very pleased with this new agreement. We have been doing business with Leica Microsystems for almost 10 years as an OEM partner, but this partnership now takes us a step forward. In my opinion, Leica Microsystems, who invented microscopes 150 years ago, offers the best optical instruments on the market, and its line of automated microscopes fits perfectly with our automated solutions for image analysis.” Forget continues, “This new activity segment for Clemex will require some investments in additional sales personnel and in inventory of Leica Microsystems instruments, but it will bring us substantially more business beginning as soon as the 4th quarter of this current fiscal year.”

    Steve Shaw, Vice President – North America Industry Division of Leica Microsystems comments, “We are very pleased that Clemex will become our exclusive distributor for our Materials Science microscopes in Canada. We think that Clemex is by far the most experienced group for Materials Science microscopy instrumentation in the country. Combined with the very high quality of our microscopes, and based on our excellent previous relationship with this organization, we are convinced that this agreement will be highly beneficial for Canadian customers and for both companies.”

    About Leica Microsystems, Inc.

    Leica Microsystems, Inc. is a leading global designer and producer of innovative, high-tech, precision optical systems for the analysis of microstructures. It is one of the market leaders in each of its business areas: Microscopy, Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy with corresponding Imaging Systems, Specimen Preparation, and Medical Equipment.

    The company manufactures a broad range of products for numerous applications requiring microscopic imaging, measurement, and analysis. It also offers system solutions in the areas of Life Science including biotechnology and medicine, as well as the science of raw materials and industrial quality assurance. Furthermore, Leica Microsystems brings histopathology labs and researchers the most comprehensive product portfolio. The range includes the ideal product for each histology step and high-productivity workflow solutions for the entire lab.

    About Clemex Technologies, Inc.

    Clemex Technologies Inc. develops, manufactures and markets image analysis systems and software used by quality control and research microscopy laboratories. Clemex’s customer base spans the globe and encompasses prestigious Universities and Research Centers in many scientific domains, large and medium size manufacturing facilities in numerous industries including automotive, aerospace, raw materials manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, mining and other sectors.