Evans Analytical Group acquires Chemir


Surface analysis and materials characterisation specialist adds to capabilities

Evans Analytical Group (EAG), a global provider of surface analysis and materials characterisation services, has acquired Chemir Analytical Services and its affiliates CAS-MI Laboratories and Cyanta Analytical Services for an undisclosed sum.

Chemir and CAS-MI will continue to operate under their current names, while Cyanta will be renamed EAG Life Sciences to reflect the planned expansion of service offerings. All three laboratories will continue operations at their respective facilities.

Sunnyvale, California-based EAG says the acquisition allows it better to serve its diverse clients, including medical device and pharmaceutical companies who require FDA testing beyond materials characterisation and clients seeking to develop new coating technologies beyond surface analysis investigations.

The transaction also gives EAG’s clients greater access to analytical capabilities to determine the source of product failures or help defend a patent infringement case.

Chemir Analytical Services of St Louis, MO, has built its reputation by solving challenges associated with product failures across a number of industries including identification of contaminants, deformulation of products and litigation support for patent infringement cases.

CAS-MI Laboratories of Ypsilanti, MI, has provided analytical services for the polymer, paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants industries since 1943.

Cyanta Analytical Services, also of St Louis, provides services to support pharmaceutical and medical device development. The firm currently specialises in cGMP and GLP analytical services such as stability programmes, extractables and leachables, bioanalysis and custom synthesis.

Harry Davoody, chief executive of EAG, said the acquisition would enable EAG to deliver a broader range of analytical, test and development services.

David Riggs, president of Chemir said Chemir’s long-term growth would benefit from EAG’s global reach and experience with international clients.

EAG is majority owned by private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners.