Norton Scientific Signs Up Shoko Scientific to Boost Sales in Japan

Norton Scientific expands its sales distribution across Asia.

Thorold, Canada, September 09, 2011 --( Norton Scientific continues to accelerate extending its sales distribution network across Asia. As part of this strategic objective, the Company recently inked a deal with Shoko Scientific Co Ltd of Yokohama City, Japan. Shoko have Sales Offices in Osaka, Tsukuba and Fukuoka as well as China and the US West Coast (Shoko America). They are involved with many scientific instruments including analytical products, chemical synthesis related products, purification and separation products and sample preparation equipment for liquid chromatography. Shoko is a distributor for Wyatt Technologies where the PAM Zero can act as a quick and cost effective screening tool. Bryan Webb, President of Norton said, "We are very excited to add a company such as Shoko Scientific to our expanding Norton sales channels and even more encouraged they have ordered their first PAM Zero, the new protein aggregation monitor that consumes 0.0μl of precious sample. We expect great things from this relationship and continue to build a comprehensive sales presence in the Far East."

Norton, based in Thorold, ON, is a leader in the development of innovative measurement tools to advance biotech and pharmaceutical research, unveiled the highly anticipated PAM Zero at PITTCON/Atlanta 2011. The PAM Zero is targeted at laboratories and universities around the world. As of June 3, 2011, Norton is traded on the Frankfurt Borse ( under the symbol NT3.

Norton’s compact hand-held unit, a protein aggregation monitor, was developed to study how proteins aggregate in solution. Norton’s strategy is to develop simple-to-use products that can be used by technicians, rather than analysts, and incorporated into laboratories own process control systems. Over the next few years, Norton is expecting to successfully introduce and commercialize a novel microfluidic-based analytical instrumentation line used in the expanding niche of macromolecular molar mass distributions and nano-particle sizing applications.

The Company’s new measurement systems will be used in a wide range of markets from healthcare, biomaterials and green industries to viticulture, including brewing.

Norton Scientific
Bryan Webb