Millipore Expands Drug Discovery and Development Services with BioAnaLab Acquisition
News Aug 11, 2009
Millipore Corporation has announced it has acquired BioAnaLab, a European-based services provider that specializes in the analysis of biologic drugs and vaccines.
The transaction enables Millipore to expand its biopharmaceutical services business into Europe and further strengthens its position as a preferred outsource partner to biopharmaceutical companies.
“As an increasing number of biologics enter the pipeline, companies are leveraging Millipore’s ligand binding assay expertise to help them evaluate the efficacy of these drugs and achieve regulatory compliance,” said Jonathan DiVincenzo, President of Millipore’s Bioscience Division.
“Our acquisition of BioAnaLab will allow us to build on our reputation as a trusted outsource partner in North America by establishing a presence in the fast-growing European biotech market. BioAnaLab will add cGMP support testing capabilities to our portfolio, a solid customer base, and a team of highly talented services professionals with expertise in emerging scientific disciplines,” DiVincenzo continued.
Based in Oxford, United Kingdom, BioAnaLab was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2002 to meet the requirements of the biopharmaceutical industry. The Company helps its customers better understand the safety and efficacy of biologic drugs and vaccines by providing a broad range of services to assist with evaluating and advancing these therapeutics from the drug development pipeline to the market.
Services offered by BioAnaLab include assay transfer/development, validation & sample analysis, pharmacokinetics/ toxicokinetics, immunogenicity, biological potency, and vaccine services. Millipore will bring substantial expertise in biomarker analytical services to strengthen BioAnaLab’s current offering in that area.