Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
11 September 2006
Oxoid Acquires Dako Microbiology Business
Oxoid, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microbiological culture media and diagnostic tests, has announced its acquisition of the microbiology business of Dako. The purchase expands the Oxoid range of clinical microbiology products for the detection of viral gastroenteritis, sexually transmitted diseases, respiratory diseases, Lyme Disease and Helicobacter pylori and also includes a range of specialist ELISA tests for veterinary use.
From 1 September 2006, the Dako microbiology range will gradually be re-branded as Oxoid and products should be ordered via Oxoid’s headquarters in Basingstoke, UK or through Oxoid’s local sales offices. Oxoid will continue to manufacture the products in Ely, Cambridgeshire. OEM customers will continue to be serviced from the Ely site. Financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
“We are delighted with this acquisition” said Tom Floyd, CEO, Oxoid. “The addition of Dako’s microbiology products, which are used by clinical laboratories worldwide expands our product offering and enables us to provide clinical microbiologists with even greater choice.”
The extended range of products now available from Oxoid includes:
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