01 Feb 2021

LGC acquires Technopath Clinical Diagnostics, strengthening its position in clinical quality controls

1 February 2021, London, UK

Today, LGC announced the acquisition of Technopath Clinical Diagnostics, a global leader in the development and manufacture of quality control (QC) solutions for clinical laboratories.

The acquisition augments LGC’s position in the clinical diagnostics QC market, complementing a wide breadth of existing manufacturing capabilities across calibration verification materials, molecular diagnostics and serology controls, clinical genomics reference materials and viral antigens.

Euan O’Sullivan, President & Chief Operating Officer, LGC, said, “We are really excited to be bringing Technopath’s full-fledged chemistry and immunoassay controls into LGC. Their multi-constituent quality control products will dovetail perfectly with the calibration verification, molecular and serology product portfolios within our Clinical Diagnostics business unit. We look forward to combining Technopath’s and LGC’s expertise to deliver unrivalled solutions for our customers.”

Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Technopath Clinical Diagnostics, commented, We are delighted to be joining LGC as an integral part of their fast-growing Clinical Diagnostics unit. Technopath and LGC are an excellent fit as we share a purpose and mission, to support our customers by providing an expanded breadth of capability, geographic reach and scale. Our test consolidated multi analyte QC products allow end-customer labs to optimise their entire QC testing strategy while reducing waste and storage requirements and most importantly, reporting patient results with enhanced confidence and greater accuracy.”

Founded in 2004, Technopath Clinical Diagnostics operates from a state-of-the-art facility in Tipperary, Ireland, and currently has more than 100 employees.  Its QC and software products are used by leading laboratories in over 120 countries globally.

Technopath Clinical Diagnostics is ISO 13485 certified and has successfully achieved many international regulatory market approvals, including IVD 98/79/EC, Europe CE Mark, US FDA 510K, and accreditations in Canada, China, Brazil and Australia, among others.