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LGC acquires Maine Standards Company

Date:17 November 2015

LGC, the international life sciences and measurement company, today announces that it has acquired Maine Standards Company, the leading provider of calibration verification materials for clinical laboratories in the US. The acquisition bolsters LGC’s growing portfolio of reference materials and proficiency testing (PT) schemes for the clinical market.

Euan O’Sullivan, Managing Director of LGC’s Standards Division, said, “We are delighted to welcome Maine Standards Company to LGC. Our two organisations represent a highly complementary commercial and cultural fit, with a common commitment to developing products of the very highest quality for the benefit of our customers. We look forward to working with Maine Standards Company to complete its leading portfolio of calibration verification materials for the US market, whilst using our global network to expand sales of these products internationally. We also see exciting opportunities to combine our distinctive analytical capabilities to develop new products for our mutual customers.”

Tom Happe, Founder and President, Maine Standards Company, said, “Since its creation in 2000, Maine Standards Company has sought to provide its customers with the highest quality products and services and has developed an unparalleled range of calibration verification materials. We are delighted to be joining LGC, as our combined capabilities will enable us to more easily address the growing global market for our products, at the same time as assisting in our ongoing new product development activities.”

Maine Standards Company will continue to operate from its recently opened, purpose built facility near Portland, Maine, under LGC’s ownership.

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