ALK, the world's leading allergen extract manufacturer, announces the acquisition of Bio-Medical Services, a veterinary reference laboratory who pioneered in vitro serum IgE allergy testing in the veterinary industry.
Since 1923, ALK has exemplified scientific leadership in the field of allergy research, and has remained committed to the treatment of allergic disease in humans. Bio-Medical Services introduced in vitro serum IgE allergy testing to the veterinary industry in 1989, and has a proven track record for treating allergic disease for dogs, cats and horses. With this acquisition, ALK is now positioned to expand its allergy focus to include the very important veterinary allergy market.
"Joining forces with ALK will allow us to provide complete allergy management resources to veterinary dermatologists and general practitioners alike. By leveraging the expertise of both companies, we will enhance and expand the ACTT® Allergy Management program to provide the most comprehensive resource for allergy testing and treatment in the industry. Dr. Keesee and I are thrilled to become part of the ALK team," stated Pamela Blaine, Director of Marketing for Bio-Medical Services.