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Diagnostic Biosystems Adds UAE Distributor

NEW YORK – Diagnostic Biosystems said on Wednesday that its in vitro diagnostics and immunohistochemistry products will be available in the United Arab Emirates and adjacent markets through a partnership with Leader Life Sciences.

Dubai-based Leader Life Sciences has a distribution network and partnerships with institutions and hospitals within UAE as well as other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Leader Life Sciences CEO Sukhdeep Sachdev said in a statement that the agreement with Pleasanton, California-based Diagnostic Biosystems will help to provide pathologists in the region with Diagnostic Biosystem's immunohistochemical applications, as well as its primary antibodies and staining solutions. Leader Life Sciences will also make Diagnostic Biosystems' automated immunohistochemistry platforms available to its customers.

Financial and other terms were not disclosed.

Earlier this month Curetis, the German subsidiary of Gaithersburg, Maryland-based OpGen, tapped Leader Life Sciences to distribute its PCR-based Unyvero systems in UAE and Qatar.