Thermo Fisher Scientific buys Sterilin

Published: 18-May-2011

Acquisition broadens portfolio of single-use laboratory products

Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired Sterilin, a leading provider of consumable products for microbiology, life science and clinical laboratories.

The acquisition includes a broad portfolio of single-use laboratory products used in sample collection, storage and analysis, including petri dishes, specimen containers, serological pipettes packaging bottles, silicone tubing and fittings, and serological pipettes.

Sterilin products and in-house technical manufacturing expertise have an established reputation for excellence, especially in the UK. Thermo Fisher will leverage its global sales and support organisation to make these products more accessible to customers across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

‘The acquisition of Sterilin allows us to expand our sample collection portfolio; we can now provide a broader range of high-quality products for any microbiological, clinical and general life science workflow, from sample collection and processing through to analysis,’ said Chuck Kummeth, president of the laboratory consumables business, Thermo Fisher Scientific.

‘We continue to invest in the most up-to-date manufacturing sites and expertise throughout the globe. The acquisition of Sterilin’s recently expanded facilities in the UK, outfitted with the latest advanced manufacturing equipment, further underlines our strong commitment to supplying the very best laboratory consumables to meet demand at a local and global level.’

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