Aesku has completed acquisition of MBL Bion
AESKU.GROUP recently announced completed acquisition of immunofluorescence assay (IFA) specialist MBL BION from MBL Intl., securing their position as the leading provider of IFA solutions to clinical laboratories. The acquisition increases AESKU.GROUP’s addressable market and strengthens its market position.
AESKU.GROUP has a track record of developing, producing, and marketing innovative diagnostic assays and automated systems, and has a global network of proven distribution partners. A significant factor in their success is complete solutions for clinical laboratories, including all-in-one testing and reading automation with the SQII for enzyme immunoassay (ELISA), HELIA® for line immunoassay (LIA), and HELIOS®, which was the first all-in-one system on the market for IFA. This innovation, along with the confirmation of IFA as the gold-standard for autoimmunity screening in clinical guidelines, has led to over 400 HELIOS placements worldwide and in-creased demand for AESKU IFA reagents.
MBL Bion has over 40 years’ experience manufacturing IFA products of the highest quality and is a leading provider of autoimmunity and infectious disease testing slides. They have a strong market presence in the Americas, and a centre of manufacturing excellence in Des Plaines, IL, USA. Adding MBL Bion’s manufacturing capacity and broad range of reagents lets AESKU.GROUP help laboratories expand their IFA testing with the most extensive range of IFA products available on all-in-one automation combined with a unique quality control portfolio for the diagnosis of autoimmune and infectious diseases.
AESKU.GROUP CEO Dr. Torsten Matthias was delighted with the acquisition, saying, “We have found true synergy. MBL BION’s operations and product portfolio fit perfectly with the AESKU.GROUP. Between the expansion of our IFA manufacturing in Buffalo, NY, and MBL BION’s Des Plaines operations, AESKU can speed order processing and delivery times. Furthermore, the high quality of their HEp-2 cells and extensive infectious disease testing slides add incredible value to our new HELIOS ‘HTC’ humidity and temperature control module. For the first time, clinical laboratories can access the highest level of automation and environmental control for both auto-
immunity and infectious serology testing.”