August 9th, 2016

(VICTORIA, Canada and BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil) August 9, 2016— ViVitro Labs Inc. and Críons announced today their agreement to expand ViVitro Labs product distribution and support to all Latin America countries south of Mexico.

Críons is now the Latin American sales agent for all ViVitro Labs cardiovascular device testing products and Laboratory testing services. The products include the ViVitro Labs SuperPump pulsatile pump, ViVitro Labs Pulse Duplicator, ViVitro Labs HiCycle Durability tester and ViVitro Labs EV Simulator. Services include Durability, Pulsatile-Flow, and Steady Flow Laboratory Testing conducted by ViVitro Labs, and equipment repairs and calibration conducted by Críons. ViVitro Labs will continue to serve Mexico directly from its Canadian headquarters.

“Críons is a great fit for ViVitro Labs test equipment in Latin America,” said Gerry Wight, General Manager of ViVitro Labs. “They already work on several ViVitro related projects and have a deep understanding of our legacy and current products. Latin American clients with existing Críons relationships already appreciate the benefits of local language support. Our new clients will now save time and transportation costs by working with support specialists based in Latin America.”

“This agreement fulfills our goal of offering regional sales and support through a global distributor network. Similar to our existing distributors, this relationship will increase customer satisfaction and speed time to market.”

“I have been working with ViVitro equipment software and hardware since 1994. We have a great electronics lab for repairs and offer support in Portuguese and Spanish,” adds Andreluiz de Sousa Cunha, Development Manager of Críons. “ViVitro Labs is the leading and most respected cardiovascular device test equipment supplier in our industry. Adding ViVitro products and services to our portfolio is exciting and strengthens our ability to meet customers’ needs in the region. I look forward to supporting Latin American visitors to TCT 2016 in Washington DC this fall in the ViVitro booth.”

Crions team

The Críons team serving ViVitro Labs Latin America clients includes Erick Alves: Vivitro support/Repair; Ana Paula Moisés: Coordinator – Process and Production; Andreluiz de Sousa Cunha, Development Manager; and Samuel Alves: Software – IT Technician


About Críons
Críons is a software, IT services and electronics company based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Over 10 years of experience with aviation, medical, mining, metal and diverse industries in Brazil, Latin America and Europe. Software development for medical industry, electronics development, remote instrumentation system, high reliability servers, statistical consulting for mining production, aviation software, medical industry equipment projects and software validation with certification by US and European bodies are among our services.

Críons medical/health services products include:

  • BMS (Building monitoring system) for cleanrooms (Heart valve manufacturers)
  • PDS (Process data server): A system to collect relevant data of heart valve manufacturing process such as Shrink test; Kink test; Sterilization temperature and pressure; ViVitro ACQ files; Static pressure tests, High Speed Camera evaluations, and Bioburden/Pyrogen/LAL tests. PDS was initially developed for the mining industry to collect plant instrumentation data.
  • ConWIP: A fully electronic DHR that controls heart valve production steps, inspections and microbiological tests. From the entry of the material into production (biological tissue, sutures, needles, dacro, etc.) to the final product label printing with HIBCC standard, ConWIP controls all production steps. ConWIP is developed in accordance with FDA Guidelines, GAMP5 and the ISTQB best practices. We are currently obtaining a HIPAA certificate. We have very successfully implemented ConWIP in the heart valve industry in less than 8 months. ConWIP was developed for the heart valve industry. It also provides exceptional performance for any human implantable device due to its construction philosophy. Together with PDS, ConWIP records all steps and process data involving a human implantable device manufacture.

For more information please contact:
Andreluiz de Sousa Cunha
+55(31) 2515-2505 / 2515-7017, +55(31) 8804-4444

About ViVitro Labs
ViVitro Labs Inc. offers industry-leading cardiovascular test equipment and related laboratory testing and consulting services. Hundreds of organizations in over 40 countries for over 30 years have trusted ViVitro expertise, accuracy, and quality for their heart valve, LVAD, TAH, stent, and graft testing. ViVitro Laboratory Services holds ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation based on ISO 5840. ViVitro products are manufactured by StarFish Medical. ViVitro’s A2LA Scope of Accreditation includes the physical and mechanical testing of heart valve substitutes.

For more information please contact:
Mike Camplin
250.388.3531 x210

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