1/3/2011 9:32:33 AM
BIT Analytical Instruments (http://www.BIT-instruments.com) has acquired 100% shares of C2 Diagnostics (C2D), a France-based company specializing in contract development, design, manufacture and support of custom instrumentation for the OEM diagnostic industry. Founded in 2002, C2 Diagnostics currently employs a staff of 28 with expertise in mechanics, optics, software, electronics, fluidics and chemi-stry and holds several in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) patents. The company has its own 10,000 square foot facility that is certified ISO 9001, ISO 13485, is registered by the FDA as a contract manufacturer according to the QS 21 CFR 820 and provides turnkey services in engineering development, industrialization and production.
Over the past eight years, C2D has delivered and sold over 10,000 instruments to small and midsize diagnostic laboratory customers world-wide. The founders have spent over 30 years in the diagnostic industry and C2D is the second company they have established. Their first company was successfully sold to a large international corporation several years ago.
C2D is currently focused on hematology application which has an end-user segment with a growing market size. The company’s product offering is a family of over 10 models of proprietary, compact, easy to operate, robust and cost efficient (consumption, durability, service) diagnostic instruments. These are sold to a number of OEM companies that brand and sell it under their own names in over 100 countries worldwide
With its broad-based technical IVD expertise – as well as a specialty in hematology – C2 Diagnostics is able to provide a large array of engineering services ranging from prototyping to OEM design and manufacturing. BIT Analytical Instruments and C2 Diagnostics will join together to provide their customers with an impressive, comprehensive selection of analytical and medical instrument solutions using both companies’ technologies and advanced manufacturing know-how.
Offering a global solution, BIT Companies provides a full, turn-key portfolio for IVD market OEMs. With its newest acquisition, BIT Companies can offer an even larger range of services in addition to technologies offered in the area of Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Molecular, including turn-key services for the IVD lab from concept design and development of a diagnostic system to manufacturing and after-sales service.
For over 35 years BIT Companies have provided services in the field of contract development and manufacturing as well as after-sales service for customers in the fields of medical, diagnostics and biotechnology. As a part of the financially strong Messer Group, BIT Companies provide their systems solutions worldwide and in compliance with ISO 13485 and 9001 standards. As registered contract service providers to the FDA, the US health authority, BIT Companies meet the stringent regulations with regard to medical and medical technical products and also meet the predefined design-to-cost and time-to-market targets at the same time.
BIT Companies include Source Scientific, LLC in Irvine, California, USA, BIT Analytical Instruments Ltd.in Ludlow, Massachusetts, USA, BIT Analytical Instruments GmbH in Schwalbach, Germany, BIT Technologies in Kunshan, China, BIT Japan Ltd. in Tokyo, and C2 Diagnostics in France.
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