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Acquisition: Smiths Detection Acquires PathSensors

The acquisition strengthens Smiths Detection’s biological-detection capabilities to detect pathogens, which they view as a significant strategic step in accelerating how we are able to respond to biological threats.

Smiths Detection, a global leader in detection and screening technologies, today confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of PathSensors, a leading bio-technology solutions and environmental-testing company, based in Baltimore, MD, USA.

PathSensors is a leading biotechnology solutions and environmental testing company providing high-speed, high-sensitivity pathogen detection and threat prevention solutions. PathSensors’ solutions can detect a wide range of threats, including anthrax, ricin, Ebola, salmonella, Phytophthora, Ralstonia, and many more.

The acquisition strengthens Smiths Detection’s biological-detection capabilities to detect pathogens for broad end-market applications, including in food and agriculture safety.

“We are pleased to be able to complete this acquisition, which we view as a significant strategic step in accelerating how we are able to respond to biological threats, which are becoming increasingly relevant in the current environment,” said Roland Carter, President Smiths Detection. “PathSensors has developed such a capability – with its multiple threat assays already available, it is able to identify biological threats in minutes and will provide a suitable biological capability to our customers.”

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