Sartorius Stedim acquires UK-based CRO

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) announced that it has acquired Scottish company BioOutsource.


Mr Reinhard Vogt, member, SSB board (Photo Courtesy:

The privately owned company based in Glasgow, UK, has been operating in the biotechnology market since 2007, and in the last twelve months earned revenue of around 9 million euros with approximately 85 employees.

The contractual parties agreed not to disclose any further details of the transaction.

BioOutsource provides contract testing services to global biopharmaceutical clients in order to monitor the safety and quality of biologic drugs and vaccines.

In particular, the company specializes in offering a comprehensive suite of services for the fast growing biosimilar industry.

Its assays are used in the early phases of drug characterization and comparability and for lot release testing of novel therapeutics.


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