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Eurofins Acquires BioDiagnostics, Inc.

On Feb. 11, Eurofins Scientific announced that it had acquired BioDiagnostics Inc. — one of the leading seed and plant-tissue testing laboratories in the United States.
“We are pleased to welcome BDI to the Eurofins Group,” says Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO. “BDI is an excellent strategic fit to Eurofins’ footprint in the seed and plant testing market, and we look forward to further strengthening their market position by offering the full range of capabilities of the Eurofins Group.”
With 120 staff at its laboratory in River Falls, Wisconsin, BDI offers genetic, seed quality and analytical chemistry testing services to the seed and plant industries. Founded in 1996, BDI has developed a strong competence in DNA analysis of field crops, especially corn and soybeans.
According to Eurofins, BDI’s competencies complement and build onto its capabilities in the industry. Through the acquisition, BDI will gain access to the latest technologies in genetic testing and other analytical methods, as well as all of Eurofins technical know-how.
“We share the same values and the same commitment to providing the highest quality of analytical services,” says Quentin Schultz, BDI president. “Our clients can continue to expect the same quality of service that they have come to associate with BDI, and should benefit from the broader range of capabilities that we will be able to offer as part of an international laboratory network.”