Element Acquires Impact Analytical

Element Materials Technology (Element) has acquired Impact Analytical, Inc. further expanding its life sciences footprint in North America.

Based in Midland, Michigan, Impact Analytical operates in the pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer product and specialty chemicals segments, with a strong presence in extractables and leachables. The business recently moved into the bio-analytical segment, which supports Element’s growing market in this area. Combining Impact Analytical with existing expertise will bring efficiencies and will complement the capabilities Element brought on board through the acquisitions of ALG and Avomeen in the last twelve months.

 Impact Analytical key accreditations include FDA, EPA, DEA, GLP/GMP, ISO and MDARD certifications. The business fits well with Element’s existing network of life sciences laboratories which offer a broad spectrum of testing services to the pharmaceutical, medical device, environmental, and food segments, with a proud track record of high-level scientific expertise.

Rick Sluiters, EVP Americas at Element, said: “As our eighth acquisition this year and our fourth in the life sciences market, we are pleased to welcome Impact Analytical to Element. With ALG and Avomeen in America and the recent announcement of our acquisition of Arch Sciences Group in Europe, Element has significantly strengthened its position in the life sciences sector.

“Impact Analytical’s well-established expertise, wide customer base and recent entry into bio-analytical testing complement Element’s current pharmaceutical services offering and increase our capacity to work within this vital sector.”

Element’s facilities provide specialist testing services for pharmaceuticals and medical devices including: chemical and physical characterization; formulation development; storage stability; extractable and leachable studies; virology and virus identification; cell banking; antimicrobial and microbial testing; elemental impurity testing on a wide range of drug, biologic, nutraceutical, medical device and consumer products; cytotoxicity, bioburden, endotoxin and TOC testing; pathogen identification; bacterial analysis and nutritional chemistry. Its environmental capabilities include: drinking water, groundwater, surface and waste water testing; soil testing; sediments, solid waste, drilling waste; ambient air quality testing; stack emissions sampling; and the management of hazardous materials (including asbestos).

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