BioAgilytix Closes Acquisition of Australia-based 360biolabs®
14 October 2021
Highly complementary transaction adds virology, immunology and LC-MS/MS small molecule expertise to BioAgilytix, a global leader in bioanalytical services in biologics drug development.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, October 14, 2021 – 360biolabs®, the most comprehensive contract research organization in Australia and New Zealand, has now officially joined forces with BioAgilytix Labs, LLC (BioAgilytix), a leading global contract research organization focused on supporting pharmaceutical and biotech partners in all phases of drug development. The acquisition of 360biolabs, known moving forward as 360biolabs® a BioAgilytix company, is now complete following Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (“FIRB”) approval.
Located in Australia’s biomedical and clinical research hubs, Victoria and Queensland, 360biolabs offers world-class virology and immunology expertise, with BSL 2 and 3 laboratories, biomarker and immune monitoring capabilities with a state-of-the-art flow cytometry suite, molecular biology PCR suite and expansive bioanalytical LC-MS/MS small molecule capabilities.
“Our team is thrilled to formally join forces with BioAgilytix, as we already share so much culturally, from our mutual strong scientific track record to our commitment to quality science enabling innovative medicines to be developed for patients. Together we will provide an exceptional range of specialized assays and services to fulfill our clients’ high expectations on a global scale,” said Alistair Draffan, CEO of 360biolabs. “We have no doubt that the combined group is more than up to the task of tackling the world’s many health challenges, whether the pandemic or treatments for unmet clinical needs.”
The acquisition of 360biolabs expands the BioAgilytix capability into first-in-human trials (FIH), early-phase clinical trials and adds further capacity by joining 360biolabs’ internationally recognized quality systems (ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, GLP and GCLP) in Melbourne and Brisbane with the existing BioAgilytix laboratories in Durham, North Carolina; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California and Hamburg, Germany.
“We are delighted to announce the final close of the 360biolabs acquisition, as it’s such positive and exciting news for our global team and customers. Our expanded capacity, expertise and agility to now serve clients across all geographies is unprecedented,” said
Jim Datin, President and CEO of BioAgilytix. “360biolabs’ leadership position in virology and immunology, plus their small molecule capabilities and location in Melbourne and Brisbane, help make BioAgilytix an end-to-end bioanalytical force dedicated to helping generate new innovations and life-changing therapeutics for patients around the world.”
BioAgilytix selected White & Case as legal counsel to oversee the closing of the acquisition, and Lazard Australia and Allens represented 360biolabs.
360biolabs® is the leading and most comprehensive specialty laboratory in the Australia and New Zealand region. Our expert pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) assay services support small molecule, biologic, vaccine and other innovative therapeutic solutions to human health. A world class and industry experienced technical team, known for their ability to successfully deliver technically challenging assays, 360biolabs® supports global pharmaceutical and biotech companies in a diverse and growing range of therapeutic areas.
360biolabs® delivers global regulatory compliant assays and reports following ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, OECD GLP, GCLP and ICH GCP with a focus on quality. For more information, visit www.360biolabs.com.
BioAgilytix is a leading global contract research organization focused on supporting pharmaceutical and biotech partners in all phases of drug development. With laboratory locations in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park; Cambridge, Massachusetts; San Diego, California; Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia and Hamburg, Germany, BioAgilytix provides PK, immunogenicity, biomarkers, and cell-based assay services supporting the development and release testing of therapeutics across a number of industries and disease states.
BioAgilytix offers assay development, validation, and sample analysis under non-GLP, GLP, and GCP, as well as GMP quality control testing (i.e., product release testing, stability testing, etc.) BioAgilytix also offers diagnostic testing services at its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited Boston laboratory.
BioAgilytix’s team of highly experienced scientific and QA professionals ensures high-quality science, data integrity and regulatory compliance through all phases of clinical development. BioAgilytix is a trusted partner to many top global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. For more information, visit www.bioagilytix.com.
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