FULLERTON — Beckman Instruments Inc. said Thursday that it has signed a dealer agreement to market its products in Vietnam.
The dealer, Europ Continents, also buys and resells Beckman equipment in Laos and Cambodia. Fullerton-based Beckman makes diagnostic equipment for hospitals and bioresearch equipment for life sciences laboratories.
The Asia-Pacific market, which makes up 13% of Beckman's business, is the fastest-growing region in the medical equipment industry, the company said. As Asian economies improve, growing middle classes are demanding better health care, said Louis Rosso, chairman and chief executive of Beckman. Universities and national research centers in Asia are also expanding and increasing demand for the company's products, he said.