Press Coverage & Press Release

mARCH 05, 2012


ITSI-Biosciences is pleased to announce that Concurrent Technologies and Services (CTS) and Biomax Co, LTD have been selected as the 2011 “Most Outstanding Distributor of the Year” and “Best New Distributor of the Year”, respectively.

ITSI-Biosciences distributors’ award recognizes re-sellers of our products for their sales and marketing excellence and for working with ITSI-Biosciences to satisfy the needs of clients.  Under the most outstanding distributor category, distributors were evaluated based on the following:

  1. Percent increase in sales from the previous year.
  2. Total value of products ordered.
  3. Variety of products ordered.
  4. Timely communication of market intelligence and customer feedback to ITSI-Biosciences.

To win the award, a distributor must place first in at least three of the four categories. Concurrent Technologies Nigeria Limited achieved the highest score for total annual product sales, percentage increase in sales for the past 12 months and the variety of products ordered. Funakoshi of Japan, the winner in 2010 and 2011 placed second overall.   

Biomax Co Ltd of South Korea won the “Best New Distributor” award.  This award is given to a new distributor who has demonstrated a high level of commitment towards the promotion and selling of our products in their territory. To win the award in the year they were appointed, a distributor must place first in at least two of the following three categories; a) Total value of the products ordered, b) Variety of products ordered and c) Timely communication of market intelligence and customer feedback to ITSI-Biosciences.

In appreciation of their efforts, CTS and Biomax will receive our authentic 2012 Distributor of the Year Award, a certificate and an additional 15% off on all confirmed orders for ITSIPrep Bioanalytical Kits and ITSIPrep Accessories placed with ITSI Biosciences during the month of April 2012.
ITSI-Biosciences congratulates Concurrent Technologies Services and Biomax Co. LTD for this well-deserved award and look forward to continue working with them to increase our market share.

  • June 22, 2010

  • Unique New Product Line Launched by ITSI BIOSCIENCES

    Johnstown, PA ITSI Biosciences is pleased to announce the introduction of a unique line of space-saving laboratory instruments ideal for laboratory and field use. This new line includes the ITSI Vortex Mixer and the ITSI Magnetic Stirrer for use in laboratories and field research.

    Both units operate with a small electrical (6V) adapter or batteries (4x1.5v). Each weighing only 200g, they are small, light weight and portable. The ITSI Vortex Mixer and Magnetic Stirrer allow for easy movement around the laboratory with no cable clutter. "You will hardly know they are on the bench until you need to use one. Being battery operated and compact makes these units ideal for field use and for laboratories with limited bench space" says Dr. Richard I. Somiari, President and Chief Scientific Officer.

    Dr. Somiari states "We are pleased to announce this addition of portable and space-saving instruments which complements our sample preparation kits and other scientific product line. Both units are cost effective, practical additions for any scientist working in industrial, agricultural, medical, environmental, government or academic research."

    The Vortex Mixer and Magnetic Stirrer can be purchased online at or by calling ITSI Biosciences (814)262-7331.

  • May 20, 2010

    ITSI-Biosciences ( today announced that Cheryl Napier, M.S is the lucky winner of the Acer Net Book that was displayed at ITSI- Biosciences booth during the 2010 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington D.C from April 17 - 21. Mr. James White, Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Johnstown, PA drew the lucky entry from over 100 entries. Read more..

  • January 19, 2010


    Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA ITSI Bioscience a leading global proteomics, genomics and bioreagent solutions company located in Johnstown, PA has awarded Funakoshi Co., Ltd of Tokyo, Japan their prestigious Distributor of the Year Award for 2009.

    Criteria for the award included new sales volume, market penetration and customer satisfaction. This year's award winner, Funakoshi Co., Ltd has contributed to the growth of Johnstown based Integrated Technologies and Services International (ITSI Biosciences) as an important life science company supplying innovative products to the scientific communities in Japan.To win the award, Funakoshi placed at the top of all three criteria ahead of distribution partners located throughout Africa, Asia, North America, South America and the Middle East.

    Dr. Richard Somiari, PhD, President & CEO, indicates "The Distributor of the year award is a way for us to say thank you to a company who has worked with ITSI as an invaluable team member and contributing to our overall success." "We are honored to work with an organization like the Funakoshi Company to achieve our corporate goals. The international market place is a very competitive environment and successful partnerships abroad are essential to our continued international growth trend."

    "I don't know if we are worthy of such a great honor, but we are grateful. It will encourage us to make more efforts to expand the market share of ITSI Biosciences in Japan,"  says Shinya Ichikawa, Marketing Specialist, International Business Department at Funakoshi Company.

    In appreciation of their efforts, Funakoshi Co. will receive a 2009 Distributor of the Year award, certificate and an additional 10% off all orders placed with ITSI Biosciences during the month of February 2010.

  • December 04, 2009

  • ITSI Biosciences is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Cosgrove as Vice President of Operations and Business Development to the organization.

    Mr. Cosgrove will be directly responsible for all aspects of business development and marketing to help ITSI Biosciences expand its domestic and international market share in academic, corporate and government sectors, as well as managing operations of the company™ business units.

    According to Richard Somiari, PhD, President and CEO, "We are extremely pleased to have Rick join us at this important time in the growth of the company. Our future in the national and international market place is very bright, and Mr. Cosgrove will focus on consolidating existing markets and working to open up new business opportunities in government, the defense industry and pharmaceutical companies".

    Mr. Cosgrove comes with extensive marketing and management experience in the healthcare industry. He holds a Master's degree in Liberal Arts/International Studies from Lock Haven University, Advanced Graduate Studies International Business Management certificate from Point Park University and a Bachelor of Science degree, in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Rick has previously held positions at HealthSouth Corporation and University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers and is Adjunct Professor of Marketing/Management at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce, where he is the chairman, Government Action Committee. Mr. Cosgrove is a member of the I.U.P.  Eberly College of Business and Technology's business advisory board, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra's board of advisors and is chairman of the American Heart Association Cambria/Somerset Heart Ball 2010.

  • December 4, 2008

  • New lab, NCI funding provide ITSI-Biosciences with broader base for new breast-cancer detection test is featured in Keystone Edge. Learn more..

  • November 24, 2005

  • ITSI-Biosciences and President and CSO Richard Somiari Ph.D. is prominently featured in the 11/24/05 issue of Nature. Learn more..