由 Joan Trombetti
, Writer | April 27, 2009
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in servicing science, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Biolab, the leading provider of analytical instruments, life science consumables and laboratory equipment for scientific, environmental and healthcare markets in Australia and New Zealand for approximately $120 million. The transaction is expected to be completed the end of April. Biolab is the Scientific and Medical Division of Alesco Corporation Limited.
During its nearly 150-year history, Biolab has become highly regarded for its market-leading product portfolio, unparalleled service offering, as well as its customer-focused technical sales capability. It has annual revenues of approximately AUD $170 million (USD $120 million) and will be integrated into Thermo Fisher's Laboratory Products and Services Segment.
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