Through this acquisition, PerkinElmer will grow its portfolio of advanced infectious disease testing solutions to include tuberculosis detection to better serve customers around the world. The deal will enable PerkinElmer to combine its channel expertise and workflow and testing capabilities with Oxford Immunotec’s proficiencies in T cell immunology with its proprietary test kits for latent tuberculosis.
Commenting on the Acquisition, Prahlad Singh, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of PerkinElmer, said: “Tuberculosis remains one of the leading infectious causes of death, with close to one quarter of the world’s population infected. We believe Oxford Immunotec’s diagnostic testing solution plays an important role in slowing the spread and saving lives. Oxford Immunotec’s highly sensitive test and their team’s passion for solving complex health issues make it a natural fit with PerkinElmer’s mission and together, we believe will accelerate development of robust solutions to help detect infectious disease.”
Commenting on the Acquisition, Peter Wrighton-Smith, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Immunotec, said: “We are delighted to be joining the PerkinElmer family. We believe this transaction is great for our shareholders, our employees and our customers. Access to PerkinElmer’s global reach and automation experience will enable us to accelerate our growth journey and make a growing impact in the field of infectious disease.”