Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., an American provider of scientific services, has acquired Mesa Biotech Inc., a privately held point-of-care molecular diagnostic company.
“Mesa Biotech is an important part of our strategy to expand the benefits of molecular diagnostics at the point of care, starting with COVID-19 testing,” said Mark Stevenson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “By combining Thermo Fisher’s operational excellence, access to raw materials and existing distribution and sales channels with Mesa’s innovative platform, we can rapidly scale manufacturing volume, drive cost efficiencies and bring much-needed diagnostics to market faster and at greater scale.”
“The Accula System complements our existing offerings and immediately provides our clinical customers with more options and flexibility for COVID-19 testing. And, as the point-of-care diagnostic market expands globally, we’re well-positioned to deliver a broader menu of tests to meet increasing demand,” Stevenson continued.
Mesa will become part of Thermo Fisher’s life sciences solution segment.