Mérieux NutriSciences acquires ABC Research

13 Apr 2015

Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired ABC Research, giving it two full-service operations in Florida (Gainesville and Lakeland) providing food testing and consulting services to companies throughout the  southeast region of the USA. Founded in 1967 by Dr. William Brown, ABC Research is an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory providing a full-spectrum of microbiology and chemistry services. Since 2007, […]

Mérieux NutriSciences acquires ABC Research

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-state-florida-image9419802Mérieux NutriSciences has acquired ABC Research, giving it two full-service operations in Florida (Gainesville and Lakeland) providing food testing and consulting services to companies throughout the  southeast region of the USA.

Founded in 1967 by Dr. William Brown, ABC Research is an ISO 17025-accredited laboratory providing a full-spectrum of microbiology and chemistry services. Since 2007, under the previous leadership of Chief Executive Officer and owner, Eric Graves, ABC Research has invested in new methods and technologies, resulting in significant growth for the 48-year-old company.

“We are pleased to welcome a much respected company to Mérieux NutriSciences,” said Philippe Sans, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mérieux NutriSciences. “ABC Research brings a long record of scientific excellence and innovation to our organization that will allow us to expand our portfolio of services to industry stakeholders.”

Noting that ABC Research will enhance Mérieux NutriSciences’ breadth of services in a number of areas, including nutritional testing and FDA detention services, President of Mérieux NutriSciences North America, Jim Miller, said the Gainesville laboratory will serve as a key strategic location for nutritional testing services.

“With the 2012 opening of our state-of-the-art laboratory in Crete, IL, we significantly increased our chemistry testing capabilities,” Miller said. “With the addition of ABC Research, we have taken our chemistry offerings to an even higher level enabling us to more rapidly respond to industry needs.”
Over the coming months, ABC Research will be transitioned into the Mérieux NutriSciences laboratory network. The Gainesville facility has 75 employees and maintains a relationship with the University of Florida Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition to provide employment opportunities for students and graduates.