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Gilde Healthcare acquires Sanquin Reagents

Gilde Healthcare, a specialised healthcare investor, is to acquire Sanquin Reagents from Sanquin Health Solutions (SHS) with its private equity fund.

Sanquin Reagents produces and sells blood group and immune reagents, materials needed for diagnostic research and drug development. Sanquin Reagents is an international producer in the field of hematology and immunology reagents, supplying tests to laboratories for medical diagnostics and research. 

The investment by the private equity fund of Gilde Healthcare offers Sanquin Reagents the opportunity to scale up the production of diagnostic tests and to strengthen its leading position in the development of immunoreagents. Sanquin Reagents will remain located in the New West Health & Innovation District in Amsterdam, where it is part of an international platform of innovative companies and organisations in the field of transfusion medicine, haematology, oncology and immunology. Gilde Healthcare will invest in the growth of Sanquin Reagents’ high-quality scientific research team, building on its specialist knowledge and strong international reputation.

Sanquin Health Solutions (SHS) is active in the fields of diagnostics, in vitro reagents, technology innovation and science campus development. It invests in start-ups and scale-ups in order to foster future growth under new ownership.

The acquisition, which is still subject to the usual approval under the Works Councils Act, is expected to be completed in the coming months.

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