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ATS Labs Acquires Microcheck, Inc., Expands Microbiology Services to Include Microbial Identification
[January 14, 2013]

ATS Labs Acquires Microcheck, Inc., Expands Microbiology Services to Include Microbial Identification

EAGAN, Minn. --(Business Wire)--

ATS Labs, Inc. announces the acquisition of Microcheck, Inc., a provider of contract microbial identification testing in strict accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

"The acquisition of Microcheck strengthens ATS Labs' microbiology services to sterile and non-sterile manufacturing operations. This positions our company as the premier comprehensive provider of microbiology services for industries that actively manage microbial environmental contamination," says Brian C. Brosdahl, Ph.D.,ATS Labs' president and chief executive officer.

As a leader in microbial identification of bacteria, fungi and yeasts, Microcheck supports environmental monitoring and quality control programs for the pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetics, personal care, agriculture/food, raw materials, water testing, research, bioremediation and other related industries. The company's expert scientific team uses state-of-the-art technologies for bacterial identification, fungal identification, gene sequencing, environmental monitoring and microbiology testing. Since 1988, Microcheck's team has identified more than 500,000 isolates to species level.

"Now, ATS Labs can offer environmental monitoring support, followed by microbial identification of environmental isolates, and then complete the service by providing disinfection qualification testing," adds Brosdahl.

A leading global provider of antimicrobial and biocide testing services, ATS Labs is committed to improving public health and generating value for customers that range from international Fortune 500 companies to small privately held firms. For more than 20 years, ATS Labs has been an expert partner to the developers, manufacturers and users of antimicrobial products. In addition to its customers' high satisfaction, the company maintains a positive reputation with all the regulatory agencies and a flawless record of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency facility and data audits.

To learn more about ATS Labs' comprehensive range of microbiology, virology and product chemistry services, please visit

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