Sotera Health, a global provider of sterilization and lab-testing and advisory services, has acquired Montana-based BioScience Laboratories. The acquisition expands the U.S.-based antimicrobial and antiviral testing capabilities of Sotera Health’s Nelson Labs, including enhancing its existing strengths in microbiological lab testing, analytical chemistry, and expert advisory services. BioScience Laboratories’s facilities are FDA registered and ISO 17025 accredited. The company operates a 22,000-sq-ft laboratory in Bozeman, which includes a new Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Virology lab.
“BioScience Laboratories is premier provider of antimicrobial testing services; known for its testing of consumer hand sanitizers, pre-operating hand-wash, and hard surface disinfectants. It is also recognized for its strong relationships with its customers and regulators,” said Michael B. Petras Jr., chairman and CEO of Sotera Health, in a news release. "This acquisition will expand and further strengthen our antimicrobial and virology lab testing capabilities. We welcome BioScience Laboratories’ strong management and expert staff as they join us in our mission, Safeguarding Global Health.”
Added Dr. Daryl Paulson, president and CEO of BioScience Laboratories: “Our mission is to provide our customers with unsurpassed quality service, genuine concern, and innovation combined with technical expertise. We have earned a reputation for our expertise and quality; and are seen as an essential partner for our customers—and we know we have found the same in Sotera Health. My goal for Bioscience Laboratories is to continue our commitment to the antimicrobial lab testing industry and to our customers. We accomplish this by becoming part of Sotera Health, a global company whose breadth of services and expansive reach provide extraordinary value to the industries we are proud to serve.”
Stated Joe Shrawder, president of Nelson Labs: “BioScience Laboratories’ offerings will provide Nelson Labs growth into new markets and will also provide a great benefit to our medical device and pharmaceutical customers needing antimicrobial and virology testing. BioScience Labs and Sotera Health share common values around safety, customer satisfaction, integrity, people, and a commitment to scientific excellence. We look forward to an exciting future together.”