Lab group sets agenda in acquisition

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A Yorkshire-based pharmaceutical analytical testing business has been bought by a scientific laboratory and consultancy group.

Concept Life Sciences has acquired Agenda1 Analytical Services, which is based in Bradford, for an undisclosed sum.

Agenda 1 delivers analytical support to pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device companies.

Agenda 1 was established in 2006 by Dr Simon Bristow and Ian Siragher.

Mr Siragher, who is Agenda 1’s managing director, will continue to lead the business.

He said: “The timing of this acquisition is very positive as we have been expanding our range of services to better meet clients’ demands.”

Other members of the founding team will remain in place including Dr Bristow, Dr Caroline German and Dr Eleanor Hurst.