Skip to main content

Abbott's StarLIMS Acquires Distribution Partners to Increase International Footprint

Premium

StarLIMS Technologies, a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories, has bought several distributors of its laboratory information management systems in an effort to improve services for its European customers.

StarLIMS, which was acquired by Abbott in 2009 (BI 12/18/2009), bought Varilab, its French distributor; two privately held Spanish businesses that will now operate as StarLIMS Iberica; a privately held Dutch company, now operating as StarLIMS Netherlands, with a branch office in Solna, Sweden; and StarLIMS Israel.

The company has also established an office in Witten, Germany, to provide direct support for its German and Swiss customers.

Financial details of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

The Scan

Rise of B.1.617.2 in the UK

According to the Guardian, UK officials expect the B.1.617.2 variant to soon be the dominant version of SARS-CoV-2 there.

Anne Schuchat to Retire

Anne Schuchat is retiring after more than 30 years at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Politico reports.

US to Share More Vaccines

CNN reports that the US will share 20 million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines with other countries.

PNAS Papers on Gene Therapy Platform, Aspergillus Metabolome, Undernutrition Model Microbiome

In PNAS this week: approach to deliver protein-based treatments to cells, pan-secondary metabolome of Aspergillus, and more.