March 25, 2014
LAKEWOOD, Colorado, USA--March 25, 2014--Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, has initiated the next phase of its business relationship with Therakos, Inc., a global leader in advancing the science of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP). Terumo BCT will now be the exclusive distributor in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Uruguay and Peru of the THERAKOS® UVAR XTS® Photopheresis System (XTS) and the THERAKOS® CELLEX® Photopheresis System (Cellex), which physicians use to treat patients with diseases of the immune system.
Through its relationship with Therakos, Terumo BCT will be able to expand its product portfolio to provide customers with broader therapeutic products and protocols.
Axel Monnerjahn, General Manager, Latin America, Terumo BCT
"Within Latin America, we have the longstanding customer relationships, and the clinical and technical resources needed to smoothly transition into this next step in our business relationship with Therakos, providing the most complete therapeutic apheresis options for patients in these regions, and further advancing our position as the market leader."
Sandra Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Therakos
"The establishment of the strategic relationship with Terumo BCT is an important milestone for Therakos and our global expansion strategy. Bringing together the Therakos clinical experience with the market presence and infrastructure of Terumo BCT in Latin America will provide for greater access and treatment options for patients."
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. 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.
Therakos, Inc. is the global leader in the science of extracorporeal photopheresis, an immune cell therapy. Therakos, Inc. has developed and marketed the only integrated systems for ECP for over 25 years. Therakos is committed to advancing the science of ECP and serving scientists, physicians and the patients who suffer from a variety of debilitating immune-based diseases. For additional information on Therakos' products and their approved indications, please visit: www.therakos.com.
Corporate Communication Dept., Terumo Corporation
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