Reference standard provider acquired

January 27, 2011

The Column

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Sigma-Aldrich has acquired Cerilliant of Round Rock, Texas, USA, strengthening the company?s analytical chemistry product portfolio.

Sigma-Aldrich has acquired Cerilliant of Round Rock, Texas, USA, strengthening the company’s analytical chemistry product portfolio. Cerilliant supplies reference standards and materials to support the clinical diagnostics, environmental, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, forensic and clinical toxicology markets.

“Cerilliant’s strong product suite and solid relationships with customers and analytical equipment suppliers will bring important new business opportunities to our company,” commented Russel Gant, vice president of the Analytical Research business at Sigma-Aldrich. He goes on to say that the combination of the companies “will provide analytical customers around the globe with access to a broad and ever-increasing range of specialized, high-quality analytical standards from a convenient and reliable single source.”

According to the companies, Cerilliant is experienced in the design, development, synthesis, characterization and packaging of analytical standards, calibrators, controls and certified reference materials and is accredited to ISO Guide 34, ISO/IEC 17025 and is certified to ISO 9001:2008. Its capabilities are expected to complement Sigma-Aldrich’s Fluka and Supelco analytical brands.

Sherri Pogue, president of Cerilliant added, “Being part of the Sigma-Aldrich family will provide Cerilliant with the depth and breadth of resources that will allow us to continue to expand our development and offering of innovative products to support our customers’ ever-evolving analytical requirements.”

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