Pepscan establishes distribution partnership in Japan

Lelystad, the Netherlands – October 15, 2015:  Pepscan Presto BV, a first class provider of custom peptide products and services for the life sciences industry, today announced that is has signed distribution agreement with Cosmo Bio Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan. Cosmo Bio is a leading distributor of antibodies, enzymes, cell products, tissue culture materials and protein engineering products to universities, research institutes and pharma companies in Japan. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The distribution agreement will help Pepscan to reach the vast customer universe in the Japanese life sciences industry for its custom peptide services, in particular Precision Epitope Mapping, its Custom Peptide Synthesis services and the PepChip range of peptide arrays for enzyme profiling.

Wim Mol, CEO of Pepscan commented: “We are very pleased with the partnership with Cosmo Bio, which will promote our products and services to their large customer base in universities, biotech and pharma companies in Japan. We are confident that Pepscan will benefit from Cosmo Bio’s presence and reputation in this market and that this collaboration will contribute significantly to Pepscan’s already rapidly growing business.

Yoshiyuki Maki, Director of Cosmo Bio, added: “For Cosmo Bio this distribution agreement for Pepscan’s unique products and services, such as Precision Epitope Mapping and PepChip, represents a great addition to our existing product offering to the life sciences research community in Japan. We have a keen desire to support the development of the life science market, and this agreement allows us to expand our Advanced Technology product portfolio, further strengthening our position as a leading partner for life science researchers in Japan.”

About Cosmo Bio Co., Ltd.:

Cosmo Bio based in Tokyo, offer a wide range of research reagents and instruments, having been established in the Japanese life science research community for over 30 years. The company represents over 600 domestic and international manufacturers, listing over 10 million products across the entire spectrum of life science research.