Intertek, a quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, 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.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed. As part of it, Intertek has also acquired 50% ownership of Lynx Diagnostics, a Canadian company providing testing of seed breeding and production materials for the North American market.
Following the transaction, all ScanBi Diagnostics management and staff have joined Intertek and will continue to run the business. Intertek ScanBi Diagnostics will provide Nordic and international clients with expert GMO testing, genotyping, pathogen testing, species identification, hybrid breeding, allergen testing, quality assurance and more.