LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (August 28, 2007) - Lancaster Laboratories Inc., one of the largest commercial analytical laboratories in the US, has acquired Microchem Laboratories, located in County Waterford, Ireland. Established in 1986, Microchem is one of Ireland's leading testing and research laboratories. The laboratory offers microbiological, chemical and environmental analyses to the pharmaceutical, medical device, food and chemical industries in Europe and Asia.
"We wanted to expand our global lab services in Europe, and looked for a well-established company with a reputation for quality and service and a culture that aligns with ours," says Wilson Hershey, Lancaster Laboratories president. "We found that company in Microchem, whose current services complement the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device, and environmental testing services we deliver to clients worldwide. This acquisition expands our ability to provide analytical services to our global clients, who operate internationally."