Syrris Acclaimed for Latin American Presence


Extensive progress acknowledged following the opening of the Brazilian subsidiary

Royston, UK (6th October 2010) - Leading chemistry automation product innovator, Syrris received outstanding praise in a recently published article (1). Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, paid tribute to Syrris for the extensive progress in its Brazilian exports, following the opening the subsidiary office in January 2010. The Sao Paulo facility has enabled Syrris to provide efficient and direct support to its rapidly expanding Latin American customer base.

Having increased Brazilian sales to approximately £250,000 in the past year, this market clearly provides significant opportunities within research and development, especially within the automated chemistry sector. Vince Cable commented, "It is clear to me that there is great untapped potential in the UK's business relationship with Brazil. Syrris is one company that is clearly leading the way".

Syrris designs and manufactures world-leading flow chemistry, microreactor and automation products for research and development chemists. As a UK based company, Syrris began exporting to the US and Western Europe in 2004 and now boasts a global network of over 30 distributors, including Argentina, Poland and Spain, as well as subsidiary offices in the US, Japan, India and Brazil. Nick Tate, Syrris's Chief Financial Officer commented, "We have been singled out by Mr Cable primarily because we have always been very committed to exporting. We decided to focus on Brazil since we had the goal of establishing a bigger footprint within Latin America, where there is an outstanding amount of potential." He continued, "Future plans also include plans to expand into Mexico and Chile".

For more information about Syrris's rapidly expanding network of distributors and subsidiary offices, as well as its complete product offering, including Atlas, Asia, Africa and FRX, please visit www.syrris.com.

1. "Minister Hails Royston Firm" Royston Crow, Tuesday 31st August. Available at: http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/home/minister_hails_royston_firm_1_617172

Syrris Limited

Established in 2001, Syrris Limited is one of the fastest growing science SMEs in the UK employing over 30 scientists and engineers at its facility in Royston (near Cambridge). Founders Mark Gilligan and Richard Gray come from a background of developing automation products for chemists at companies such as The Technology Partnership (TTP) and Mettler Toledo.

Syrris develops laboratory automation products for chemists such as the Atlas automated chemistry systems. Atlas can be configured into a wide range of different systems including Lithium and Sodium for round bottom flasks (magnetically and overhead stirred respectively) and Potassium for jacketed vessels. Other Atlas systems, designed for specific applications, including calorimetry, volumetric dosing, gravimetric dosing, pH, etc, are also available.

Syrris also specialise in flow reactors for R&D chemists, including FRX: a low cost flow chemistry system and Africa (Automated Flow Reaction Incubation and Control Apparatus): a modular system for library synthesis, aqueous work-up and reaction optimization that will ultimately reduce the time taken to develop, synthesize, screen and review a chemical entity, thus vastly speeding up the drug discovery process.

In recognition of its technological achievements, Syrris has been awarded a prestigious UK DTI SMART Exceptional Grant. Syrris has also won a significant DTi MNT (Micro and Nano Technology) award which has been used to establish a new subsidiary called The Dolomite Centre Ltd. This company is focused on design and fabrication of Microfluidic devices for a wide range of applications.

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