Starlims announces acquisitions

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Starlims, an Abbott company, has acquired several longtime distribution partners in a move to further build its LIMS business in Europe and emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. The acquisitions include Varilab in France, two privately held businesses in Spain operating as Starlims Iberia, a private Dutch company operating as Starlims Netherlands with a branch in Sweden, and its distribution partner in Israel called Starlims Israel. In Germany, the company formed a new entity based in Witten, named Starlims, to provide direct support to German and Swiss customers.

‘The successful completion of these transactions represents Abbott’s commitment to invest in and accelerate the growth of Starlims’ core business,’ said Itschak Friedman, head of Abbott’s Starlims business. ‘With these acquisitions, we now have more than 100 experienced LIMS engineers in the region allowing us to better serve our fast-growing European customer base.’