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Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires animal health company

By Oli Haenlein , 26-Mar-2014
Last updated on 26-Mar-2014 at 11:15 GMT2014-03-26T11:15:52Z

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc has announced its acquisition of animal health diagnostics company Prionics AG.

Prionics is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and its product line of more than 50 diagnostic test kits, accessories and biochemicals will expand Thermo Fisher’s portfolio of animal health testing products, under its Life Technologies brand.

Kirk Adams, from Life Technologies, said: "Prionics adds a unique blend of expertise and diagnostic solutions to new and existing customers. Improved accessibility to animal testing benefits both veterinarians and livestock producers."

Dr Markus Moser, CEO of Prionics, said: "Combining Prionics under the Life Technologies brand is certainly a win-win, since the products and capabilities are highly complementary. We believe this will have a strong and worldwide impact on the animal health industry."

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