Brazil: NSF International acquires Bioensaios to strengthen health & safety

NSF International, an independent global public health and safety organization that develops standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and pharma biotech industries, has acquired Bioensaios Analysis and Environmental Consulting Laboratory Ltd., based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It will become known as NSF Bioensaios.

“NSF International’s acquisition of Bioensaios significantly enhances both organizations. In addition, it expands NSF’s technical leadership in water, food safety, health sciences and sustainability in Latin America’s largest market while reinforcing NSF’s global commitment to technical excellence,” said Kevan P. Lawlor, NSF International President and CEO.

The acquisition complements NSF International’s existing operations in Peru, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica, and its recent acquisition of the INASSA Group, a Peruvian leader in testing for the water, seafood, pharmaceutical and mining industries.

“As part of NSF International’s global organization, we know Bioensaios found a partner that shares the same commitment to providing the most comprehensive solutions developed from an intimate understanding of standards, quality and conformity to assist our clients’ unique needs,” said Bioensaios Co-Founder Ellen Martha Pritsch. “We are thrilled to offer our clients the full range of NSF’s global services and to bring our market expertise to NSF’s roster of customers worldwide.”

NSF Bioensaios staff includes 70 scientific and environmental experts who will remain in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Bioensaios´ founder Ellen Martha Pritsch will continue to lead its growth and development as Director of Business Operations and Alexandre Brandelli, Director of Laboratory Services, will retain his leadership of the laboratory. NSF Bioensaios is recognized as GLP-OECD by INMETRO and accredited in ISO 17025 INMETRO, MAPA and REBLAS/ANVISA.

SOURCE: NSF International

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