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Kapa Biosystems Strengthens European Commercial Operations with Dedicated Service and Support for Customers in the United Kingdom

WILMINGTON, Mass. (BusinessWire)– December 4, 2014 – Kapa Biosystems, Inc. today announced the expansion of its commercial operations in Europe with the addition of a direct sales and support channel for the United Kingdom. To help ensure the highest level of customer service and satisfaction, the company will be working closely with Anachem Ltd. to facilitate a seamless transition from the existing distribution partnership to a direct sales and support channel, effective January 1, 2015.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank the team at Anachem for all of their hard work over the last five years,” said Jean-Christophe Hatinguais, Director, International Sales at Kapa Biosystems. “Kapa Biosystems is committed to extending our global reach by increasing our strategic regional investments and building on our continued commercial success. This new team of local sales representatives and application scientists is dedicated to serving and enhancing the experience of our growing customer base in the U.K..”

The new direct sales and support channel in the U.K. is a key part of Kapa’s corporate growth strategy and focus on next-generation sequencing and emerging genomics markets. During the past year, the company has expanded its management team and more than doubled its previous investment to scale enzyme production, quality control, and manufacturing capacity.

Amy Jingzi Liu has been named Commercial Director for the United Kingdom, and will be responsible for leading the new team of sales representatives and application scientists in the region. Ms. Liu brings more than nine years of management, sales, and service experience, including the last five years as the product manager for the Kapa business at Anachem Ltd.

Over the next few months, the company plans on announcing additional key distribution agreements and corporate initiatives to better support the increasing global demand for its product portfolio for PCR, real-time PCR, next-generation sequencing, and molecular diagnostic applications.

About Anachem Ltd.

Anachem Ltd., a METTLER TOLEDO company, is the leading specialist supplier of liquid-handling products and services to the laboratory community in the U.K. and Ireland. The team has over forty years of technical expertise and innovation serving scientists in major pharmaceutical, industrial, university, and research institutes. The company’s mission is to provide its customers with scientific laboratory supplies that improve the quality of their results, provide time and cost savings and increase efficiency. In addition, the company strives to source, develop, and supply products that improve laboratory safety and ergonomics and minimize the impact on our environment. For more information, please visit: www.anachem.co.uk.

About Kapa Biosystems

Kapa Biosystems is a life science reagents supplier that employs proprietary, directed-evolution technologies to optimize enzymes for PCR, real-time PCR, next-generation sequencing, and molecular diagnostic applications. Kapa Biosystems offers a portfolio of best-in-class products containing novel enzymes that confer significant performance advantages when compared to traditional wild-type enzymes. The company is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts with a research, development, and manufacturing facility in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information, please visit www.kapabiosystems.com.

KAPA is a trademark of Kapa Biosystems. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Kapa Biosystems’ products are for Research Use Only; not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Media Contacts

For Kapa Biosystems
Andrew Noble
andrew_noble@noblecomms.com
(415) 722-2129

For Anachem Ltd.
Brad Lincoln
brad.lincoln@mt.com
+44 (0)1582 456666