Millville, NJ — Wheaton Industries, a provider of quality products and services for the laboratory research, diagnostic packaging, and specialty pharmaceutical industries, announced the acquisition of Laboratory Sales Limited (LSL), a leading manufacturer and marketer of tubular glass products and laboratory consumables based in Rochdale, England.

Founded in 1980, LSL is a privately owned manufacturer and distributor of laboratory products that grew to become one of the United Kingdom’s leading manufacturers of tubular glass products for the biotechnology and cosmetic markets. Today, LSL also markets plastic laboratory consumables in its home country to the National Health Service (NHS) and education markets.

“This strategic investment further strengthens our position as a market leader of specialty packaging and related instruments for cell-based research, chemical compound, in vitro diagnostics, and specialty pharmaceutical markets,” said Stephen Drozdow, president and CEO of Wheaton Industries. “We were particularly attracted to LSL’s position and growth prospects in the UK and throughout Europe.” Drozdow noted LSL will operate as a standalone subsidiary of Wheaton Industries.

Throughout LSL’s history, the company has provided scientists and clinicians with high quality glass and plastic consumable products including, dropper pipettes, test tubes, chromatography vials, crimp and screw neck vials. LSL is one of the leading suppliers of glass and plastic packaging to the UK biotechnology and diagnostics markets.

Stephen Drozdow added, “Customers can expect the same excellent products and service they have grown accustomed to. LSL’s renowned brand will be further complimented and extended by Wheaton’s broad product portfolio and global reach.”

SOURCE: Wheaton Industries