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Starlab aquires Life Systems Design AG in Switzerland

publication date: Sep 1, 2023
author/source: STARLAB (UK) LTD


Starlab is strengthening its core business and expanding in Central Europe

Starlab International GmbH, the Hamburg-based laboratory products manufacturer was already a minority shareholder of the Swiss Life Systems Design AG, an established distributor of quality products for research laboratories, and is now acquiring the remaining shares. The respective contract has been signed by both companies and executed on 15th of August, 2023. With this strategic acquisition, Starlab is strengthening its core business and continuing its expansion across Central Europe. As one of the world's leading manufacturers of liquid handling laboratory products for the life science industry as well as for academic and commercial research, the company is reaffirming its commitment to regional presence and local customer service. 

"We are extremely pleased with the acquisition of Life Systems Design. As a distributor, Life Systems Design AG has been an important and long-standing member of the Starlab family," explains Klaus Ambos, President & CEO of Starlab International. "We will operate in Switzerland under the 'Starlab' brand and expand access to new customer groups. This exciting development provides us with many opportunities for further growth and even closer cooperation with our Swiss customers," Ambos adds. 

Founded in 1997, Life Systems Design AG quickly established itself as a trusted partner for research laboratories. The company specialises in liquid handling consumables and instruments for PCR and high throughput applications. In 2000, Life Systems became the exclusive Swiss supplier for Starlab's TipOne pipette tip system, known for the highest level of precision and universal tip fit with the entire range of laboratory pipettes. 

"I am confident that this acquisition will generate synergies that will benefit customers," as Willi Maugweiler, CEO of Life Systems Design AG, stated.   


About Starlab

Starlab International GmbH is a group of companies specialising in liquid handling technology and laboratory products. The group comprises subsidiaries in Germany, France, Great Britain and Italy and now also in Switzerland as well as distributors worldwide. The Hamburg headquartered company was founded in 1998. The product portfolio includes laboratory consumables such as pipette tips, single-channel and multi-channel pipettes, cell culture and PCR consumables, nitrile and latex gloves, as well as instruments for general laboratory use. Pipette service geared to the brands of all manufacturers rounds out the portfolio. Starlab's products and services are aimed at research institutions in the public sector such as biological and medical institutes, universities and hospitals, but also at companies active in the life sciences area, as well as workshops and state criminal investigation offices. Starlab’s success is based on uncompromising customer centricity and many years of in-depth experience in the manufacture and sale of disposable liquid handling products. With TipOne®, Starlab has become a leading supplier of pipette tips worldwide. Outstanding quality, competitive pricing and service always take top priority.


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