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13/08/2020

Smiths completes acquisition of Pathsensors

London, UK

Smiths Detection, a global leader in detection and screening technologies, has completed the acquisition of Pathsensors, a leading bio-technology solutions and environmental-testing company, based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

The acquisition strengthens Smiths Detection’s biological-detection capabilities to detect pathogens for broad end-market applications, including in food and agriculture safety.

Pathsensors provides high-speed, highly sensitive pathogen-detection and biothreat solutions and has developed a robust fieldable method of identifying biological threats in minutes. The company shares a similar customer base to that which Smiths Detection serves for chemical-threat detection, while also allowing for expansion into adjacencies such as food and agricultural safety.

Pathsensors offers multiple assays that are already available, at an independently verified speed and sensitivity data, which offer an opportunity to develop their future potential. The transaction will enable Smiths Detection to accelerate its position in biological-detection capabilities which are important both within the current markets and beyond.

“We are pleased to be able to complete this acquisition, which we view as a significant strategic step in accelerating how we are able to respond to biological threats, which are becoming increasingly relevant in the current environment” said Roland Carter, President Smiths Detection.

“Pathsensors has developed such a capability – with its multiple threat assays already available, it is able to identify biological threats in minutes and will provide a suitable biological capability to our customers.”


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