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9 August 2016 - Terumo BCT and B Medical Systems Enter Into Exclusive Distribution Agreement
8/9/2016

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LAKEWOOD, Colo., — August 9, 2016—Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with B Medical Systems, a Luxembourg-based leading manufacturer of professional biomedical refrigeration and storage solutions for safe transport and management of blood products. Under the terms of the agreement, Terumo BCT will act as the exclusive authorized distributor of B Medical Systems biomedical refrigeration products in the United States and Canada. 
Terumo BCT will market B Medical Systems blood bank refrigerators and storage freezers, as well as contact shock freezers designed to fast-freeze plasma.* 

B Medical Systems contact shock freezers provide rapid freezing of plasma in 30 minutes or less, depending on freezing volume, thereby creating operational efficiencies for customers due to the fast availability of plasma for further processing.  

“By working with B Medical Systems, we bring to market a full line of biomedical refrigeration products including contact shock freezers and provide our customers with robust solutions that better facilitate the processing and storage of life-saving blood products,” said Tim Costello, Vice President, Blood Center Segment Product Marketing, Terumo BCT. "We are looking forward to a successful collaboration with B Medical Systems as we continue to provide innovative products today and in the future.”

“We are delighted about the distribution agreement with Terumo BCT,” said Luc Provost, Chief Executive Officer, B Medical Systems. “It will allow us to build and strengthen our presence in the North American market, thereby increasing access to our biomedical refrigeration product range for safe storage and handling of temperature-sensitive preparations.” 

*B Medical Systems contact shock freezers are not currently available in the United States and Canada, but availability is expected later in 2016.
About Terumo BCT

Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, is the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction technologies. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers. Visit us at www.terumobct.com.


About B Medical Systems

B Medical Systems S.à r.l. is a Luxembourg-based company with more than 30 years of experience in the medical refrigeration sector. It is a leading manufacturer and distributor of cold‐chain equipment for large-scale vaccination programs in emerging markets. The company also produces a range of high-end medical refrigerators and freezers that are sold to hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and university laboratories in developed markets globally. Distribution is supported by a global network of sales directors and agents. Please visit www.bmedicalsystems.com.



Media Contacts
Sherri Hughes-Smith—Terumo BCT
Phone: +1.303.542.5113
press@terumobct.com 


Silvia Pereira—B Medical Systems
Phone: +352.920.731.281
silvia.pereira@bmedicalsystems.com