Process and laboratory technology provider Sartorius signed an agreement to acquire the liquid handling business of the Finnish
laboratory supplier Biohit Oyj, according to a press release.
With its liquid handling segment, Biohit is one
of the global market leaders for mechanical and electronic pipettes, as well as
for the associated consumables.
This deal will enable Sartorius
to expand its product portfolio with an important component in the area of
laboratory instruments, which currently includes lab balances, lab water
purification systems, moisture analyzers and sample preparation consumables.
“Pipettes are the ideal addition to our laboratory product offering,” commented Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO and Executive Board Chairman of Sartorius AG. “Just like our balances, they are among the most frequently used lab instruments with especially high customer requirements regarding their precision, reliability, safety and service support. Biohit is one of the leading suppliers in this field, known worldwide for innovative solutions and high quality. With this acquisition, we will substantially strengthen our strategic positioning with our customers and move significantly toward our goal of serving as a broad-based supplier of high quality laboratory instruments and consumables supported by excellent service."