The acquisition includes a broad portfolio of single-use laboratory products used in sample collection, storage and analysis, including petri dishes, specimen containers, serological pipettes packaging bottles, silicone tubing and fittings, and serological pipettes.

Sterilin offers disposable plastic products used in sample collection, preservation and processing, including a leading line of tissue culture plastics that complement Thermo Fisher’s line of plastic consumable products used in laboratories.

Sterilin’s business will be integrated into Thermo Fisher’s Laboratory Products and Services Segment.

Thermo Fisher Scientific president and CEO Marc Casper said the acquisition broadens the range of specialty laboratory products they can offer to customers.

"It is also consistent with our strategy to leverage our global sales and support organization to give our customers across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America greater access to these products," Casper said.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Laboratory Consumables Business president Chuck Kummeth said the acquisition of Sterilin allows them to expand sample collection portfolio and can now provide a broader range of high-quality products for any microbiological, clinical and general life science workflow, from sample collection and processing through to analysis.