MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/13 -- CML HealthCare Inc. (TSX: CLC) (the "Company" or "CML"), a leading community-based provider of laboratory and medical imaging services in Ontario and British Columbia, is pleased to announce that Canada's largest, automated hematology system is live and operational at CML.
"On February 11, 2013, CML announced the purchase of three Sysmex HST-N Total Hematology Automation System lines to be fully implemented and operational by the second quarter of 2013. I am pleased to report that the system has been installed on time, and on budget," said Thomas Wellner, President and Chief Executive Officer of CML. "Today, we hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Chairman and CEO of Sysmex Corporation, Mr. Hisashi Ietsugu, Mr. Kazuya Obe, Member of the Managing Board and Executive Office Managing Director International Business and Mr. Carl Rocha, General Manager of Sysmex Canada, Inc. We are very honoured that these executives travelled from Japan to attend this momentous occasion. We are very proud to partner with Sysmex to bring advanced clinical diagnostic tools to our clients. As always, we are committed to delivering high quality, timely, and cost-effective healthcare to Ontarians."
"We are very pleased with the smooth installation process at CML's central laboratory," said Mr. Rocha. "Our focus is to provide hematology solutions that help clinical laboratories improve their operations and we are proud to be able to accomplish this in a timely manner for CML."
The Sysmex HST-N Total Hematology Automation System will allow CML's broad spectrum hematology laboratory to increase efficiency. Sysmex's decision support software for clinical laboratory, Sysmex WAM, complements this scale of testing by managing and standardizing clinical results across a single testing site, or as an enterprise-wide solution to connect multiple testing sites or sites with multiple systems. Its installation at CML is in line with the Company's strategy of implementing infrastructure improvements at the central laboratory and improving efficiency by leveraging technology. Sysmex's hematology solutions will provide CML with the benefits of enhanced clinical opportunities, increased capacity, improved operational efficiencies and decreased operating costs.
About CML HealthCare Inc.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. a leading community-based, medical diagnostic services provider in Canada operating 114 Client C.A.R.E. Centres in Ontario, 84 imaging centres in Ontario and British Columbia, and a reference laboratory in Ontario focused on specialized coagulation testing and equipment calibration for international customers. CML is publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CLC" and has approximately 89.8 million common shares outstanding. For more information, please visit www.cmlhealthcare.com or follow CML on Twitter @cmlhealthcare.
CML HealthCare Inc.
Alice Dunning, MBA, CFA
Director, Corporate Communications
(905) 565-0043 ext. 3472
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