Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. hails ‘synergistic strategic acquisition’ of GRAS Associates LLC

Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. hails ‘synergistic strategic acquisition’ of GRAS Associates LLC

Related tags Food and drug administration

Ontario-based Nutrasource Diagnostics Inc. has enhanced its core capabilities with the acquisition of Oregon-based GRAS Associates, LLC (GRAS Associates), of Bend, Oregon. The acquisition also expands the service offering for GRAS Associates customers.

GRAS Associates will continue to operate, and expand from, its US-based locations, providing excellence and scientific integrity in the area of food safety notifications to the FDA.

“We could not be more enthusiastic about expanding our physical presence in the US market as well as fuelling our growth in these increasingly significant key regulatory areas,” ​states William Rowe, President and CEO of Nutrasource. “The team at GRAS Associates, led by Dr Robert McQuate and Dr Richard Kraska, is world class, and it became quite evident that this integration of their services melded perfectly with our regulatory, clinical, bioanalytical and analytical offerings.”

“GRAS Associates will now have available expanded client offerings beyond FDA food ingredient safety considerations to encompass the clinical and analytical testing and regulatory services associated with foods, drugs and cosmetics,” ​added Dr McQuate. “Furthermore, our blended operations will have enhanced capabilities to serve clients with regulatory needs in the U.S., Canada and Europe.”

Dr. Kraska said: “The combined scientific resources of the two companies will provide better services to clients from assisting chemical analysis on products to assuring a complete review of available safety data. Many of our clients have a desire to conduct clinical studies and now those can be conducted in the same organization that reviews the safety data.”

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