AB Sciex acquires mass spectrometry business of Labindia Instruments

Published: 15-Nov-2011

Broadens presence in India

AB Sciex, a global leader in life science analytical technologies, has broadened its presence in India with the purchase of the mass spectrometry business of Labindia Instruments. The move combines AB Sciex’s global resources, scientific expertise and product development with well-established, local expertise and on-site support.

AB Sciex said the transition of Labindia’s business, including customer relationships, personnel and application support facilities, is a natural outcome of the successful track record that the two firms have had as partners in India for the past 15 years.

AB Sciex is a market leader in mass spectrometry, which is used in a range of scientific applications, including food contamination testing, environmental analysis, biomedical research, drug discovery and development, forensic toxicology and vitamin D analysis, among other emerging applications in clinical research.

Last year the firm, through its distribution relationship with Labindia, supplied a food safety testing solution to six major laboratories under the pesticides monitoring network project by India’s government. This was part of a project with the Ministry of Agriculture to help reinforce new food safety standards through better monitoring for contamination.

‘Expansion of AB SCIEX’s commercial operations in India will strengthen our position and help us build on the success of Labindia’s mass spectrometry business as well as execute on our growth strategy,’ said Umesh Pawa, managing director, AB Sciex India.

‘By integrating Indian sales, service and support functions into AB Sciex’s global resources and operational excellence, we will simplify the process for customers to do business with AB Sciex and drive the highest standard of support, further enhancing customer satisfaction levels.

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