Hygiena acquires Diagnostics Food Safety division of Biomedical

The food safety and environmental sanitation tester further expands its allergen testing portfolio

Hygiena has successfully added Biomedal’s Food Safety division to its offering.

The company is a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that specialises in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing.

Biomedal Food Safety, acquired from Spain-based Biomedal, offers a wide range of allergen tests including the GlutenTox product line, which contains the highly specific G12 antibody that can specifically detect the immunogenic component responsible for gluten intolerance.

The division will provide more than 20 specific allergen tests available as a sensitive ELISA format or a simple dipstick format that can be easily used to verify cleaning efforts and test finished products

GlutenTox Pro holds the certification of the AOAC Research Institute for Performance Tested methods.

The new division will remain in Seville and be named Hygiena Diagnóstica España.

The division will provide more than 20 specific allergen tests available as a sensitive enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) format or a simple dipstick format that can be easily used to verify cleaning efforts and test finished products.

“We are excited to welcome the new team to Hygiena and look forward to serving our global food and beverage customers with a wider food safety testing portfolio,” said Steven Nason, CEO of Hygiena.

“Our allergen business has been growing rapidly and customers around the world have been asking us for a wider array of allergen tests. With this acquisition of Biomedal Food Safety, we now offer an allergen line that is best in class. We will continue investing in new product research and development and further expand our allergen product portfolio.”

Biomedal Food Safety employees will become employees of Hygiena and the division’s products will continue to be available through its existing distribution network.

The Biomedal Food Safety division is a leading provider of allergen tests to top food processors and its sales growth has averaged 25% in the last five years.

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