Life Technologies Corporation has acquired French-based animal health diagnostics manufacturer Laboratoire Service International. You can view a video of the announcement.

The company's portfolio will be added to Life Technologies’ complementary diagnostic solutions and services and leverage its distribution channels to provide the global market with a wider selection of tools to test for common pathogens and diseases in production animals. “Combining the breadth of complementary solutions in our respective portfolios will benefit customers in Europe,” said Nir Nimrodi, vice president and general manager of food safety and animal health. “[Laboratoire Service International] offers first-class diagnostic products that will enhance our market presence, while our global reach will provide new channels for these products.”

Following the acquisition, Life Technologies now provides diagnostic solutions for a wide range of pathogens, including:

  • For ruminants: bovine viral diarrhea virus, bluetongue virus, mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, Q fever, bovine tuberculosis
  • For swine: porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, porcine circovirus type 2, swine influenza, Salmonella 
  • For poultry: avian influenza, Newcastle disease, Gumboro disease
  • For equine: equine viral arteritis, West Nile virus