Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has acquired ScanBi Diagnostics, a Swedish company providing global high-technology DNA and protein based accredited analyses and quality services for the agro-biotech, seed, agriculture, food, and feed industries. As part of the transaction, Intertek has also acquired 50 percent ownership of Lynx Diagnostics, a Canadian company providing testing of seed breeding and production materials for the North American market.
Intertek ScanBi Diagnostics provides Nordic and international clients with expert GMO testing, genotyping, pathogen testing, species identification, hybrid breeding, allergen testing, quality assurance and more. All ScanBi Diagnostics management and staff have joined Intertek and will continue to run the business.
Anders Dahlqvist, ScanBi Diagnostics CEO, said, “We are pleased to join Intertek. There are strong synergies between our existing business and Intertek’s global network. This becomes a key advantage for us, as Intertek will enable us to more easily grow our business into new markets and service niches.”
Valentin Rossel, global agricultural services business line leader at Intertek, said, “Acquiring ScanBi Diagnostics is a significant enhancement to Intertek’s food and agricultural expertise and portfolio. By adding ScanBi Diagnostic’s proven capabilities in testing, molecular biology, analytical testing, species identification and other biotechnology expertise to our range of services, Intertek is expanding into new global markets.”