Avantor® Completes Acquisition of Ritter GmbH and its Affiliates
RADNOR, Pa., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantor, Inc. (NYSE: AVTR), a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied materials industries, announced today it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ritter GmbH and its affiliates.
"By combining Ritter's liquid dispensing platform for clinical diagnostic testing and life sciences research with Avantor's offerings for critical lab automation workflows and leading global customer channel, we will enhance the value we bring to our biopharma and healthcare customers," said Michael Stubblefield, President and CEO of Avantor. "We're also excited about welcoming the Ritter associates to the Avantor team and building on the connections we already share, including a strong culture of innovation and excellence, as well as a clear commitment to sustainability."
Headquartered in Schwabmünchen, Germany, Ritter is the fastest growing manufacturer of high-quality robotic and liquid handling consumables, including conductive pipette tips engineered to exacting standards. These mission-critical consumables are used in a variety of molecular screening and diagnostic applications, including real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), non-molecular assays such as immunoassays, emerging high throughput in vitro diagnostics (IVD) technologies including next generation sequencing, and as part of drug discovery and clinical trial testing in pharma and biotech applications.
The completion of the acquisition follows the receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals.
Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For more information, visit avantorsciences.com.
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