Charles River Laboratories to acquire Celsis International

Friday, July 10, 2015

Charles River Laboratories International, a Wilmington, Mass.-based CRO, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Celsis International, a global provider of rapid bacterial detection systems for quality control testing in the biopharmaceutical and consumer products industries, for $212 million in cash. Celsis’s systems are principally used for product-release testing to help ensure the safe manufacture of drugs and consumer products.

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