This week, Eurofins STA Laboratories, Inc. (ESTA) and Eurofins BioDiagnostics Inc. (EBDI) announced that the two have merged to form a single company and brand--Eurofins BioDiagnostics.

EBDI will be combining their analytical and genetic services with ESTA’s seed and plant health expertise. Together, both companies look forward to expanding their presence in North America with a complete portfolio of analytical testing focusing on seed, plant, and agbio testing.

“Although there is significant brand recognition and loyalty in the Eurofins STA brand, we believe that the name BioDiagnostics better captures our broader vision for the future of the company.” says Michael Drozd, president of Eurofins BioDiagnostics. “The Eurofins BioDiagnostics brand signifies diagnostic discovery and innovation for the global agricultural biological market.  At the same time, our constant commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and quality will not change, and we are excited to be able to serve our valued customers with the most complete offering of services for seed and plant testing in the industry.”

The consolidated portfolio of assays provides an unparalleled suite of testing services for the seed and plant industries, from germination testing to disease resistance screening to grapevine plant disease diagnosis to genetic fingerprinting to testing a wide range of seed pathogens for many different crop species, and many other analytical testing services. In addition, EBDI is a validated partner with many trait providers, utilizing their proprietary methods. These services are tailored to better serve clients’ testing needs on a global basis. Laboratory operations will continue to expand in the company’s three main locations: River Falls, WI, Longmont, CO, and Gilroy, CA.

All in all, the services provided by the new EBDI will complement and build onto the recognized capabilities that Eurofins provides to the seed and agricultural industry worldwide and enhance Eurofins’ ability to provide the broadest base of support to this important market.

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