Vistant Enters Into Exclusive Global Agreement With Sigma-Aldrich to Provide Vistant Automation Technology

03-Jun-2004

Vistant Corporation, a Cardinal Health company and leader in point-of-use automation systems, has signed an exclusive global agreement with Sigma-Aldrich Corp.. Under the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich will exclusively provide Vistant automated systems for use at major Sigma-Aldrich customer sites in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic sectors. Sigma-Aldrich will offer Vistant technology to its extensive customer base to control and manage inventories of chemicals and supplies and to reduce costs. Vistant automated supply storage and dispensing machines automate reordering, help to eliminate mission-critical stock-outs, and help to reduce inventory.

"We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Sigma-Aldrich and jointly bringing a unique technology solution to the life science marketplace both domestically and internationally. Through this partnership, we can deliver automated point-of-use solutions that control, manage, and automate the dispensing of organic chemicals and bio-chemicals and supplies, thereby adding value for our customers. With visionary insight, Sigma-Aldrich offers this solution to its customers," stated Dave Barth, president of Vistant Corporation.

Frank Wicks, Sigma-Aldrich business unit president commented, "Vistant's technology provides Sigma-Aldrich customers an automated solution for dealing with the growing challenges associated with on-site chemical management. From regulatory compliance, to controlled access to chemicals and supplies, this technology clearly fills a gap in the market today."

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