Brooks Life Science Announces Expansion of North America Sample Management Services into Canada with the Acquisition of BioSpeciMan Corp.
April 24, 2018 - CHELMSFORD, MA — Brooks Automation, Inc. announced today that it has acquired BioSpeciMan Corp, a privately-held biobank for biological sample materials servicing Contract Research Organizations and Pharmaceutical companies developing and manufacturing off-patent therapeutics. BioSpeciMan is based in Montreal, Quebec with an additional biobank in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. BioSpeciMan joins the company as part of the Brooks Life Sciences division.
The BioSpeciMan acquisition is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of Brooks Life Sciences’ products and services, adding significant customer relationships in the Generic Pharmaceuticals market and geographic biobank expansion into Canada.
BioSpeciman was established in 2002, operating sample storage locations in Montreal, Canada and Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Both locations provide biobanking options of -20°C and -80°C storage and with excellent quality controls in place.
“The addition of BioSpeciMan within the Brooks Life Sciences portfolio underscores our commitment to globally grow our comprehensive sample management solutions with expansion into Canada,” said Martin Long, Vice President & General Manager, Services & Informatics division of Brooks Life Sciences. “The expansion provides Brooks Life Sciences customers additional sample storage location options and extends our sample preparation and characterization offerings to existing BioSpeciMan customers.”
Welcoming the acquisition, Mathew Turk, founder of BioSpeciMan said, “We are excited to join Brooks Life Sciences. BioSpeciMan was built with the same strategic goal in mind – providing comprehensive, documented and secure biological sample storage to our customers.”
Brooks Life Sciences offers a broad portfolio of comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions including innovative consumables and instruments, sample cryopreservation products, genomic bioprocessing and cell-based lab services, automated storage products, biorepository storage services, sample transport and relocation services and integrated informatics technology solutions.
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About Brooks Life Science Systems
Brooks Life Sciences, a division of Brooks Automation, is the leading worldwide provider of innovative and comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions for the bioscience industry. These solutions include our automated storage systems, sample consumables and instruments, cell cryopreservation storage products, onsite and offsite temperature-controlled storage models, global sample preparation and analytical lab services and innovative informatics systems and technology services. Our team of sample management experts, delivers high quality, flexible sample management products, services and technology solutions that support hundreds of bioscience customers around the world, including the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. Our industry-leading sample management solutions enable our customers to unlock sample intelligence and advance scientific research to deliver healthier and brighter tomorrows to individuals around the world.
BioSpeciMan Corp, a privately held business, was established in November 2002 after identifying a niche business for the frozen storage of biological materials servicing the Biopharmaceutical, Biotech and health service industry. BioSpeciMan currently supports storage facilities in Montreal, Canada and Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA. The Montreal (Saint-Laurent), QC, Canada facility is near a number of Contract Research Organizations. The Kutztown (Allentown), PA, USA facility is centrally located near major arteries and provides access to major Pharmaceutical companies located in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.