Vector Laboratories, a proteomic and glycomic research services provider and a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners, has purchased Click Chemistry Tools, a manufacturer of click chemistry linkers and labeling reagents, and Fluoroprobes, a fluorescent probe and dye company.
Click Chemistry Tools is based in Scottsdale, Ariz. and offers products that aim to drive drug discoveries, therapeutic approaches and diagnostic techniques of research and academic institutions nationally and worldwide. Fluoroprobes offers experience in fluorescent probes and dyes to manufacture the same compounds as larger companies. The two acquisitions expand Vector Laboratories’ manufacturing and bioconjugation capabilities, looking to better serve partners across biopharma and the life sciences.
“The combination of Vector Laboratories, Click Chemistry Tools and Fluoroprobes will further our effort to create a truly unique offing in the protein detection space,” states J.C. Wetzel, director at TSCP. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Andrei Polukhtin, founder and former CEO of Click Chemistry Tools and Fluoroprobes, and his team to leverage what they have already built across the Vector Laboratories ecosystem.”