Calibre Scientific, a global provider of life science tools, instruments and other consumables, has acquired Medline Scientific, a distributor of laboratory consumables and equipment.

The deal enhances Calibre’s distribution presence throughout the United Kingdom. Medline delivers laboratory products to a range of domestic and international institutions and organizations including clinical, life science, industrial and research end markets.

“We are excited to add Medline Scientific to the Calibre Scientific family,” said Mike Brownleader, chief revenue officer of Calibre Scientific. “Medline Scientific was our third acquisition of a UK distributor in 2021 and, together with our four existing manufacturing companies, Calibre Scientific now has seven life science tools and diagnostics businesses operating in the UK alone.”

 “I am delighted to partner with Calibre Scientific: their vision aligns perfectly with ours, as does their overall growth strategy in the UK distribution market and beyond,” commented Mark Duffy, founder of Medline. “Calibre Scientific is a great platform with the resources to take Medline to the next level, and I’m very excited to see what the future brings for Medline, as part of Calibre Scientific.”